Dr Hugo Hiden


I am a Senior Research Associate in the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University. I am the principal developer of the e-Science Central platform, a cloud based data processing system which has been used in a number of academic and commercial contexts. Prior to my University role, I spent 6 years in industry developing advanced data integration, analysis and modelling tools at Avantium Technologies and GSE Systems Inc.

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  • BESiDE Method for Sensor-Based Analysis of Building Use in Care Homes


    The BESiDE team have developed a system for capturing quantitative data about how older adults utilise the indoor spaces in residential care homes. The system uses sensors and smart devices to collect data about residents’ movement and activities, and was successfully used in multiple studies in a number of homes.

  • Platform for data analysis within BESiDE

    Within BESiDE, researchers are using a workflow based approach to analyse the data collected from the sensing devices deployed in the care homes. Accelerometers are being used to measure the physical activity of individual participants within multiple care homes. The participants from the care homes are provided with accelerometers and data is being collected from registered participants across various care homes.