SonicAIR: supporting independent living with reciprocal ambient audio awareness

Baharin, Hanif, Viller, Stephen and Rintel, Sean (2015) SonicAIR: supporting independent living with reciprocal ambient audio awareness. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 22 4: 18:1-18:23. doi:10.1145/2754165

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Author Baharin, Hanif
Viller, Stephen
Rintel, Sean
Title SonicAIR: supporting independent living with reciprocal ambient audio awareness
Journal name ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1557-7325
1073-0516
Publication date 2015-07-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1145/2754165
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 22
Issue 4
Start page 18:1
End page 18:23
Total pages 23
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Language eng
Subject 1709 Human-Computer Interaction
Abstract Sonic Atomic Interaction Radio (SonicAIR) is an ambient awareness technology probe designed to explore how connecting the soundscapes of friends or family members might reduce the isolation of seniors living independently. At its core, SonicAIR instruments kitchen activity sites to produce an always-on real-time aural representation of remote domestic rhythms. This article reports how users in two pilot SonicAIR deployments used the sounds as resources for recognizing comfortable narratives of sociability. Used alongside telecare monitoring, such technologized interaction might enable older people to engage in community-oriented soundscape narratives of shared social responsibility.
Keyword Ambient awareness
Domestic
Earcons
Independent living
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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