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Activity Recognition and Temperature Monitoring (ART) Feasibility Study


<p>Twenty three households were recruited to explore the process of deploying (installation, removal and return) ART devices using various methods, and the data generated by these devices.</p>

The objectives of the ART feasibility study were to explore the:
<ul><li>Technical and operational issues associated with:</li>
<ul><li>deploying ARTs in domestic kitchens, in particular the ease and cost of ART installation and removal by researchers and households</li>
<li>processing and analysing ART data</li></ul>
<li>Value and contribution of ART data (on its own and with other social science data) to domestic kitchen food safety research</li>
<li>Cost considerations associated with scaling-up ART technology with larger, more representative sample sizes</li>
<li>Relevance of the ART findings to the work of the FSA</li></ul>

<p>Three ARTs were located in each household in pre-selected sites associated with domestic food hygiene including: inside the door of the refrigerator; the cutlery drawer; and the hot tap. The fourth ART site was household determined.</p>

<p>Data collection took place between September 2012 and April 2013.</p>

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<p>Background: A renewed Foodborne Disease Strategy for 2010–2015 was developed with the aim of reducing foodborne disease further. A key focus of the strategy includes food safety in the home.</p>

<p>This study assessed the value of ART devices in domestic food safety research for supporting food safety policy. </p>

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