UofU CPS Group to compete in EVAAL localization and activity recognition competition

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The University of Utah CPS Project group will compete in the 2nd annual EVAAAL competition in Spain in July, 2012. Our team, led by postdoctoral associate Dr. Maurizio Bocca, will use radio tomography technologies in order to locate people in residential environments. EVAAL is short for "Evaluating Ambient Assisted Living Systems through Competitive Benchmarking" and is a competition designed to test the performance of technologies for "ambient" assisted living (AAL) in two tracks:

  • Track 1 on Indoor Localization and Tracking for AAL, to be held on the 2-6 July, 2012 at the Living Lab of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.
  • Track 2 on Activity Recognition for AAL, to be held on the 9-13 July, 2012 at the CIAmI Living Lab in Valencia, Spain.

Many systems are proposed and multiple research groups around the world are developing technologies. The EVAAL competition is designed to provide a single standard test environment and situation in order to benchmark different systems. Over time, providing a means to directly compare different technologies may aid in identifying the best technologies and systems for use in ambient assisted living applications. An NSF cyber-physical systems (CPS) grant titled "Enabling and Advancing Human and Probabilistic Context Awareness for Smart Facilities and Elder Care", with PIs Dr. Neal Patwari, Dr. Suresh Venkatasubramanian, Dr. Anind Dey (CMU), and Dr. Sneha K. Kasera, has helped to fund our research in this area.