Research Projects

Tini o te Hakituri
Personal Monitoring to Support Workers in Hazardous Industries:

The Hakituri project develops an innovative, ethical and evidence-based wearable monitoring approach suitable for the New Zealand workforce with the goal of improving workplace safety and wellbeing. Co-designed with workers, active Māori investigators and in partnership with Māori organisations ensures treatment of worker data that respects both its cultural (living tāonga) and its commercial value (data ownership). Incoming data from wearable technology worn by workers will be analysed along with contextual information to provide live feedback to the workers throughout the day. [more…]

Tipple project
Mobile Location-based Information Access:

Tipple is a mobile location-aware app software that can present users with audio or text content of books in situ. Tipple’s original focus was on presenting book content in the places in which the books narration was situated. It has now been developed for three application areas: (1) presenting location-based information, (2) collecting location-based information, i.e., citizen science, and (3) as event app in which time and place of sessions are presented with reference to locations. Tipple is currently being developed as a software suite to allow non-technical users to create their own mobile location-based apps. [more…]

Capisco project:
Capisco is a semantically-enhanced search and discovery systems for large-scale text corpora. It performs semantic annotation independent of predefined ontologies but instead uses Wikipedia as seed for a knowledge base, implementing an annotate-to-wikipedia approach (A2W). It was developed in collaboration with the HathiTrust Research Center. [more…]