Towards circadian computing: A sensing & intervention framework for bodyclock friendly technology

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Abstract

Human physiology and behavior are deeply rooted in the daily 24 hour temporal structure. Our biological processes vary significantly and idiosyncratically throughout the day. Continued disruption of biological rhythms often has serious consequences for physical and mental well-being, causing cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and mental health problems. My research goal is to advance a vision for \circadian computing" | designing, developing and deploying novel technology that helps to maintain our innate biological rhythms. Towards that vision, I focus on developing technologies for detecting circadian disruptions and providing in-situ interventions. My approach involves passive and automated sensing of behavioral traits to model body clock patterns that can be used to support varying needs of users over time. One strand of my research focuses on developing tools that can adapt to our individual rhythms and provide more biologically attuned support in the areas of physical and cognitive performance, sleep, and wellbeing. The other aspect of my research focuses on mental health | preventing relapse by identifying disruptions and providing circadian interventions for bipolar and schizophrenic patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages515-520
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335751
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2015
EventACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Sep 7 2015Sep 11 2015

Publication series

NameUbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Other

OtherACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp and ISWC 2015
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period9/7/159/11/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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    Abdullah, S. (2015). Towards circadian computing: A sensing & intervention framework for bodyclock friendly technology. In UbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 515-520). (UbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2800835.2801657