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Calibrating home datasets
In order to better compare home activity across datasets collected in different environments with varying sensor types and unique participants, we propose developing a calibration procedure that will help establish baseline metrics for each new dataset.
The following sample represents a calibration protocol that could be performed by participants in each study. These recommendations have been adapted from the contributions of Dr. Paul Lukowicz.
An activity rich procedure which activates a significant number of sensors and is spread over most rooms in the home
A combination of short, natural activities rather than a long complex procedure
Generic and reproducible activities that can be conducted in most home environments
Detailed audio/video recordings synchronized with sensor activations
Routine to be repeated at the beginning and end of data collection period, and possible midway through longer studies
In bedroom, clap 5 times loudly at a rate of approximately once per second
(Optional) Perform 5 jumping jacks
Lie on your bed for at least 1 minute
Get up and make the bed
Get a pullover sweater or similar garment from your wardrobe and put it on
Make a brief telephone call from any room
Walk to the bathroom and wash your hands
Walk to the kitchen and pour yourself a glass of water from a tap, dispenser, or bottle
Make a simple sandwich
Eat the sandwich and drink the water at a kitchen or dining room table
Make a cup of tea or coffee (or hot water)
Chose one of the following:
A. Walk to television viewing area, turn on television, sit down, and change the channel to ABC, NBC, or CBS (or equivalent) watch until first commercial break
B. Walk to stereo/music system, insert CD, turn on music, listen until selected track ends
Drink tea or coffee while watching television or listening to music
Wash all dishes used in these activities either with a dishwasher or by hand
Wash your hands in the kitchen
Put on your shoes and seasonally appropriate outerwear; grab your house keys, purse, wallet, etc.
Step out of your home, close the door, and wait approximately 1 minute
Re-enter your home and put away any unnecessary items (outerwear, purse, etc.)
Clap 5 times loudly at a rate of approximately once per second
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