Intelligent companions for older adults

S. McCarthy, HM Sayers, P McKevitt, MF McTear

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsJ Goodman-Deane, S Keith, G Whitney
Pages23-24
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
EventProc. of the Workshop on HCI and the Older Population 2008 - Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, England
Duration: 1 Sep 2008 → …

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WorkshopProc. of the Workshop on HCI and the Older Population 2008
Period1/09/08 → …

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McCarthy, S., Sayers, HM., McKevitt, P., & McTear, MF. (2008). Intelligent companions for older adults. In J. Goodman-Deane, S. Keith, & G. Whitney (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 23-24)
McCarthy, S. ; Sayers, HM ; McKevitt, P ; McTear, MF. / Intelligent companions for older adults. Unknown Host Publication. editor / J Goodman-Deane ; S Keith ; G Whitney. 2008. pp. 23-24
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McCarthy, S, Sayers, HM, McKevitt, P & McTear, MF 2008, Intelligent companions for older adults. in J Goodman-Deane, S Keith & G Whitney (eds), Unknown Host Publication. pp. 23-24, Proc. of the Workshop on HCI and the Older Population 2008, 1/09/08.

Intelligent companions for older adults. / McCarthy, S.; Sayers, HM; McKevitt, P; McTear, MF.

Unknown Host Publication. ed. / J Goodman-Deane; S Keith; G Whitney. 2008. p. 23-24.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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