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Changing Consumer Behavior through Ambient Displays in Smart Cafeterias and Detecting Anomalous Reporting Behavior in Wireless Sensors

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2017
Summary:
Food availability and food waste are signi cant global problems which can be mitigated through the use of sensor networks. Current methods of monitoring food waste require manual data collection and are implemented infrequently, providing imprecise information. The use of sensors to automate food waste measurement allows constant monitoring, provides a better dataset for analysis, and enables real- time feedback, which can be used to affect behavioral change in consumers. The data from such networks can be used to drive ambient displays designed to educate a target audience, and ultimately reduce the amount of waste generated. We present WASTE REDUCE, a system for automating the measurement of food waste and affecting behavioral change. The challenges and results of deploying such a system are presented. To assess the bene ts of using WASTE REDUCE, two case studies are conducted. The rst study evaluates three different displays, and the second reevaluates one of these displays in a separate location. These studies con rm that the combination of automated monitoring and ambient feedback can reduce food waste for targeted groups.
Title: Changing Consumer Behavior through Ambient Displays in Smart Cafeterias and Detecting Anomalous Reporting Behavior in Wireless Sensors.
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Name(s): Hughes, Shiree, author
Hallstrom, Jason O., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2017
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 126 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Food availability and food waste are signi cant global problems which can be mitigated through the use of sensor networks. Current methods of monitoring food waste require manual data collection and are implemented infrequently, providing imprecise information. The use of sensors to automate food waste measurement allows constant monitoring, provides a better dataset for analysis, and enables real- time feedback, which can be used to affect behavioral change in consumers. The data from such networks can be used to drive ambient displays designed to educate a target audience, and ultimately reduce the amount of waste generated. We present WASTE REDUCE, a system for automating the measurement of food waste and affecting behavioral change. The challenges and results of deploying such a system are presented. To assess the bene ts of using WASTE REDUCE, two case studies are conducted. The rst study evaluates three different displays, and the second reevaluates one of these displays in a separate location. These studies con rm that the combination of automated monitoring and ambient feedback can reduce food waste for targeted groups.
Identifier: FA00004896 (IID)
Degree granted: Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2017.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Consumer behavior.
Intelligent sensors.
Wireless sensor networks.
Wireless communication systems.
Environmental economics.
Food consumption--Measurement.
Food industry and trade--Safety measures.
Food supply--Globalization.
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