SonicAIR

Supporting independent living with reciprocal ambient audio awareness

Ahmad Baharin Ahmad Hanif, Stephen Viller, Sean Rintel

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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 communityoriented soundscape narratives of shared social responsibility.

Original languageEnglish
Article number18
JournalACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ambient awareness
  • Domestic
  • Earcons
  • Independent living
  • Phatic technology
  • Social presence
  • Soundscapes
  • Telecare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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SonicAIR : Supporting independent living with reciprocal ambient audio awareness. / Ahmad Hanif, Ahmad Baharin; Viller, Stephen; Rintel, Sean.

In: ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Vol. 22, No. 4, 18, 01.06.2015.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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