Towards measuring well-being in smart environments

This study discusses measurement of well-being in the context of smart environments. We propose an experimental design which induces variation in an individual’s flow, stress, and affect for testing different measurement methods. Both qualitative and quantitative measuring methods are applied, with a variety of wearable sensors (EEG sensor, smart ring, heart rate monitor) and video monitoring. Preliminary results show significant agreement with the test structure in the readings of wearable stress and heart rate sensors. Self-assessments, on the contrary, fail to show significant evidence of the experiment structure, reflecting the difficulty of subjective estimation of short-term stress, flow and affect.

Authors:
Halkola Eija, Lovén Lauri, Cortes Marta, Gilman Ekaterina, Pirttikangas Susanna

Publication type:
A4 Article in conference proceedings

Place of publication:
Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2019 International Symposium on Wearable Computers (Ubi- Comp/ISWC ’19 Adjunct), September 9–13, 2019, London, United Kingdom

Keywords:
measurement, sensoring, smart environment, well-being

Published:

Full citation:
Eija Halkola, Lauri Lovén, Marta Cortes, Ekaterina Gilman, and Susanna Pirttikangas. 2019. Towards measuring well-being in smart environments. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (UbiComp/ISWC ’19 Adjunct). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1166-1169. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3341162.3344839

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1145/3341162.3344839

Read the publication here:
http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019091628438