The SPHERE House
SPHERE’s two-bedroom terraced house in Bristol is in constant use as a fully-furnished and highly-instrumented living-lab. Dozens of research participants have lived in the house for days or weeks of time, in order to investigate various clinical hypotheses and learn how long-term recorded sensor data can be used to monitor quality of life, well-being and various health conditions.
Find out more about our research
Automated prediction of MDS-UPDRS III scores from skeletal data for Parkinson's Disease assessment.
Engaging, explaining - and asking for advice.
User Centred Design
Explanation before adoption - documentation and discussion.
Smart home localisation
Localising a person with multimodal sensory systems in a smart home.
Passive radar sensing technology
OPERA investigates new unobtrusive sensing technology for contextual sensing - defined as concurrent physical activity recognition and indoor localization.
SPHERE technology in Parkinson's Disease
Analysis of video data shows the promise of mobility-related activities as markers of symptom progression in Parkinson's Disease.
Purpose built sensing
Low-power, low-maintenance wearable sensor technology for healthcare in a residential environment.
Self-supervised multimodal sensor fusion for human activity recognition.
Sit-to-Stand monitoring using cameras at home
Sit-to-stand transition time and speed are strong indicators of health than can be used to automatically monitor the progress of different medical conditions such as the recovery from hip or knee surgery and Parkinson's Disease.