Deconstructing Casensa: The CAEMP context-aware empowering platform

Johan Criel, Laurence Claeys, Lieven Trappeniers

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In this article we deconstruct Casensa based on critical user participation criteria for context awareness. Casensa is a Bell Labs created context-aware assisted living prototype that supports elderly with early dementia and their informal caregivers for independent living. In the first part of the article we present the refined and improved critical participation criteria based on lessons learned from user research. From these, we extract generic design considerations that guided the design of the platform on which Casensa is actually built: the Context-Aware Empowering Platform (CAEMP).Understanding, configuring and controlling of a self created intelligent environment form the central topics in the reworked criteria. In the second part, we discuss on how these criteria are translated within Casensa providing several means to let end-users create their own rule-based smart behavior using their own (evolving) language and by allowing to exchange smart behavior. In the final part of the article, we show the technological impact on architecture and implementation of applying the defined criteria.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-53
Number of pages18
JournalBell Labs Technical Journal
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • IoT
  • application creation
  • context awareness
  • platform
  • enduser
  • interdisciplinarity

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