Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Alan F. Smeaton
Cathal Gurrin
Hyowon Lee
Colum Foley
Zhengwei Qiu
Aiden R. Doherty

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
activity monitoring multimodal feedback home energy monitoring co2 lifelog multimedia systems information storage and retrieval systems machine learning

Green multimedia: informing people of their carbon footprint through two simple sensors (2010)

Abstract In this work we discuss a new, but highly relevant, topic to the multimedia community; systems to inform individuals of their carbon footprint, which could ultimately effect change in community carbon footprint-related activities. The reduction of carbon emissions is now an important policy driver of many governments, and one of the major areas of focus is in reducing the energy demand from the consumers i.e. all of us individually. In terms of CO2 generated from energy consumption, there are three predominant factors, namely electricity usage, thermal related costs, and transport usage. Standard home electricity and heating sensors can be used to measure the former two aspects, and in this paper we evaluate a novel technique to estimate an individual's transport-related carbon emissions through the use of a simple wearable accelerometer. We investigate how providing this novel estimation of transport-related carbon emissions through an interactive web site and mobile phone app engages a set of users in becoming more aware of their carbon emissions. Our evaluations involve a group of 6 users collecting 25 million accelerometer readings and 12.5 million power readings vs. a control group of 16 users collecting 29.7 million power readings.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information storage and retrieval systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Multimedia systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Lifelog
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Machine learning

Full list of authors on original publication

Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Hyowon Lee, Colum Foley, Zhengwei Qiu, Aiden R. Doherty

Experts in our system

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Alan F. Smeaton
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 475
 
2
Cathal Gurrin
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 206
 
3
Zhengwei Qiu
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 18