MemoryLane - intelligent reminiscence for older adults

S McCarthy, HM Sayers, P McKevitt, MF McTear

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Mobile technologies offer 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. Consequently this potential is very often not maximised. In this paper we describe 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. It is also envisaged that MemoryLane could posthumously be inherited by family members and drawn on to revive the memory of a loved one.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsJ McCarthy, I Pitt, J Kirakowski
Place of PublicationCork, Ireland
PublisherUniversity College Cork
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-905952-11-3
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Sept 2008
EventProc. of the 2nd Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference (iHCI-08) - University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Duration: 1 Sept 2008 → …


ConferenceProc. of the 2nd Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference (iHCI-08)
Period1/09/08 → …


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