UCL Energy Institute


Participants needed: Are you interested in finding how you respond to thermal discomfort?

22 October 2012


We are looking for participants over 35 years old, to take part in a research study investigating how people respond to thermal discomfort at home. This study will use wearable ubiquitous sensor technologies and environmental monitoring.

By taking part in this 10-day study you will help the researcher and each participants furthering their understanding of occupant’s behaviour in home. This will have a direct benefit to the research on energy demand in dwellings in the UK.  

* If you agree to take part, what will happen? *
The researcher will come to your home to complete a questionnaire and a building survey and to introduce the different sensors. The entire session will last approximately 1 hour. This first visit is followed by a recording period of 10 days. After these 10 days, the researcher will come back to your home to collect the equipment and to complete a short 30 minutes interview. 

If you are interested, please send us an email to s.gauthier@ucl.ac.uk; stating:
. Your name, gender, age and weight as sample criteria;
. Your availability for the first visit. This may take place on Monday (morning & evening), Wednesday (morning & evening) or Saturdays in October, November and December.

Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary and all the information collected will be kept confidential. This study has ethic approval, and has been registered with UCL Data Protection, reference No Z6364106/2012/08/65, section 19, research: social research.

We would be grateful if you were to take part and forward this message to anyone else how might be willing to do so.

Thank you very much for your help in advance. 

Stephanie Gauthier