I, Jacob Kuan-Long Leong, am a Master of Applied Science’s student in Electrical Engineering at The University of British Columbia and am supervised by Dr. Cyril Leung (ece.ubc.ca/faculty/cyril-leung).
I am writing to you because I am working on an academic research which aims to help support the independent living of the elderly and I would like to recruit people who are able to provide me with the relevant information.
My research aims to design an automated system to estimate the wellness of the monitored elderly, so that appropriate assistance could be triggered when the wellness of the elderly goes below a certain level.
What is required for my research is the energy consumption data of the participant’s home over a period of time. The energy data can be downloaded directly from the BC Hydro website. However, no one but the utility account holder himself/herself can have access to his/her own energy consumption data. Hence, I am trying to recruit people who are able to and are willing to provide me with the data.
I am looking for elderly persons who satisfy the following conditions:
- living alone
- paying his/her own utility bill (so that he/she can have access to the energy data), and,
- being willing to participate
Thank you for taking your time reading this post. If you are interested in my research or know people who can potentially provide me with the energy data, please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. That will also be great if you can direct me to the people who I am trying to recruit. Your help is highly appreciated. Thank you!