5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Towards a Pervasive Kitchen Infrastructure for Measuring Cooking Competence

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246101,
        author={Juergen Wagner and Thomas Ploetz and Aart van Halteren and Paula Moynihan and Jettie Hoonhout and Cuong Pham and Dan Jackson and Cas Ladha and Karim Ladha and Patrick Olivier},
        title={Towards a Pervasive Kitchen Infrastructure for Measuring Cooking Competence},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={activity recognition cooking competence pervasive computing accelerometer},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246101}
    }
    
  • Juergen Wagner
    Thomas Ploetz
    Aart van Halteren
    Paula Moynihan
    Jettie Hoonhout
    Cuong Pham
    Dan Jackson
    Cas Ladha
    Karim Ladha
    Patrick Olivier
    Year: 2012
    Towards a Pervasive Kitchen Infrastructure for Measuring Cooking Competence
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246101
Juergen Wagner1,*, Thomas Ploetz2, Aart van Halteren1, Paula Moynihan2, Jettie Hoonhout1, Cuong Pham2, Dan Jackson2, Cas Ladha2, Karim Ladha2, Patrick Olivier2
  • 1: Philips Research Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 2: Culture Lab, Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK
*Contact email: juergen.wagner@philips.com

Abstract

Research has demonstrated that a lack of cooking competence can be a significant barrier to healthier eating. We present two studies from which we develop a set of requirements for a pervasive sensor infrastructure that will enable our Ambient Kitchen environment to measure cooking competence in an unobtrusive manner. From the first study we derive key characteristics and potentially measurable aspects of cooking competence. This study also led to the specification and design of a pervasive sensor infrastructure comprising of a set of kitchen utensils equipped with custom-made wireless accelerometers. The second study reports our initial findings from the use of the sensor infrastructure and demonstrates its potential to measure key indicators of cooking competence. Our studies provide initial evidence that cooking competence can be measured automatically using our proposed pervasive kitchen infrastructure.