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Intelligent companions for older adults

McCarthy, S., Sayers, HM, McKevitt, P and McTear, MF (2008) Intelligent companions for older adults. In: Proc. of the Workshop on HCI and the Older Population 2008, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, England. Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge, England. 2 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://www-edc.eng.cam.ac.uk/~jag76/hci_workshop08/


Mobile technologies have the potential to enhance the lives of older adults, especially those who experience a decline in cognitive abilities. However, diminutive devices often perplex the aged and many HCI problems exist. This paper discusses the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to develop intelligent algorithms which will (a) govern how a mobile application adapts the design of its multimodal interface to accommodate differing abilities of older users, and (b) intelligently compose and recount user life-cached memories in a multimodal storytelling format based on user abilities and preferences. A test-bed application entitled MemoryLane is currently being developed to implement these techniques.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:21217
Deposited By: Professor Paul McKevitt
Deposited On:06 Mar 2012 09:50
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:02

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