Flexible context aware interface for ambient assisted living

McNaull, James, Augusto, Juan Carlos, Mulvenna, Maurice and McCullagh, Paul (2014) Flexible context aware interface for ambient assisted living. Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences, 4 (1). ISSN 2192-1962

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Abstract

A Multi Agent System that provides a (cared for) person, the subject, with assistance and support through an Ambient Assisted Living Flexible Interface (AALFI) during the day while complementing the night time assistance offered by NOCTURNAL with feedback assistance, is presented. It has been tailored to the subject’s requirements profile and takes into account factors associated with the time of day; hence it attempts to overcome shortcomings of current Ambient Assisted Living Systems. The subject is provided with feedback that highlights important criteria such as quality of sleep during the night and possible breeches of safety during the day. This may help the subject carry out corrective measures and/or seek further assistance. AALFI provides tailored interaction that is either visual or auditory so that the subject is able to understand the interactions and this process is driven by a Multi-Agent System. User feedback gathered from a relevant user group through a workshop validated the ideas underpinning the research, the Multi-agent system and the adaptable interface.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Ambient assisted living; Multi-agent systems; Interface adaption; Human computer interaction; Context aware computing; Multimodal interfaces
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
Item ID: 18839
Notes on copyright: © McNaull et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014 This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://​creativecommons.​org/​licenses/​by/​2.​0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
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Depositing User: Juan Augusto
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2016 13:33
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 00:53
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18839

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