Organic Response | Date: 2011-04-21
The present invention provides apparatus and methods for controlling the illumination throughout an area where even and constant lighting is not required. The invention includes one or more light sources, such as luminaires, the status of which is controlled by a controller responsive to a sensor for detecting a parameter of interest. Preferably the sensor detects motion of a subject moving through the area of controlled illumination. Each independent controller may receive and transmit signals indicative of the status of one or more nearby light source for determining and controlling the lighting status of the light source with which it is in controlling communication. The determining by the controller is preferably carried out by a programmed microprocessor. The communication between controllers may be wireless. The signals communicated among controllers may be hierarchical for determining whether a response is required and what the response might be.
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Organic Response | Date: 2013-08-13
A lighting control apparatus for controlling one or more light sources, the lighting control apparatus including: at least one sensor for detecting or sensing a parameter of interest; a transmitter for transmitting one or more wireless signals to one or more other lighting control apparatuses; a receiver for receiving one or more wireless signals from one or more other lighting control apparatuses; and a controller having at least one processor and a memory in communication with the processor to store configuration data representing one or more processes to be executed by the processor; wherein the stored configuration data represents one or more processes that, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to: receive, via the receiver, configuration update data representing one or more further processes to be executed by the processor; and modify the stored configuration data to represent the one or more further processes to be executed by the processor.
Nagata J.M.,University of Oxford |
Nagata J.M.,University of California at San Francisco |
Magerenge R.O.,Organic Response |
Young S.L.,Cornell University |
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AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV | Year: 2012
Food insecurity is a considerable challenge in sub-Saharan Africa, disproportionately affecting persons living with HIV/AIDS. This study investigates the lived experience, determinants, and consequences of food insecurity and hunger among individuals living with HIV/AIDS on the shore of Lake Victoria in Suba District, Kenya. Parallel mixed methods included semi-structured interviews and administration of the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale among a systematic sample of 67 persons living with HIV/AIDS (49 of whom were receiving antiretroviral therapy [ART]). All respondents were either severely (79.1%) or moderately (20.9%) food insecure; no respondents were mildly food insecure or food secure. Qualitative data and simple and multiple linear regression models indicated that significant determinants of food insecurity include increased age, a greater number of children, and not being married. A number of themes related to food insecurity and ART emerged, including: (1) an increase in hunger or appetite since initiating ART; (2) exacerbation of ART-related side effects; and (3) non-adherence to ART due to hunger, food insecurity, or agricultural work responsibilities. HIV interventions should address food insecurity and hunger, particularly among at-risk populations, to promote ART adherence and better health outcomes. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Source