The recent technology trends of crowd-sourcing/sensing and location-based social networking have reignited citizen engagement, opening new perspectives for cost-effective ways of making local communities and cities more sustainable. This project will develop optimal strategies for citizen involvement in monitoring urban space, reporting issues and improving accountability of a city’s response by increasing the usability of multimedia data collection through automated context recognition and optimally designing crowd-sensing campaigns in location-based social networks.
Surgical robotics and health informatics are two key technologies that form the basis of a collaboration between the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University (FAH-SYSU) and CITRIS.
Research partners from MITRE, CITRIS Health, UC Davis and UC Merced worked with health care teams to identify digital health barriers and co-create new ways to address them.
Working in partnership with senior living providers, Lighthouse researchers conducted focus groups with residents and staff to identify barriers to technology use.