Assistive Human-Machine Interfaces for Smart Homes

Delgado, Armando Roy, Robinet, Alexia, McGinn, John, Grout, Vic and Picking, Rich (2007) Assistive Human-Machine Interfaces for Smart Homes. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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Computer systems have shown in the past (Zajicek, 2000) that they can be powerful allies in home-based health care and offer great potential to improve quality of life - but only if they are designed to take into consideration the specific needs of their beneficiaries. Satisfying usability as well as the functional requirements in such a home setting are equally critical. This paper discusses the development of user interfaces, following the “Designfor- all” philosophy, oriented towards a multi-agent system interacting with an intelligent engine. Originally, the system will focus on the control of white goods (large kitchen appliances) but will have scalability properties making it appropriate and extensible for the inclusion of other devices that may be deployed thereafter. The interfaces must be flexible enough to adapt to the targeted public, fit any user’s preferences and/or needs and make the interaction as simple and intuitive as possible. This work is part of the EU FP6 IST e-inclusion ‘EASY LINE+’ project.

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Additional Information: This paper was presented at the Third Collaborative Research Symposium on Security, E-Learning, Internet and Networking (eds. U.G. Bleimann, P.S. Dowland & S.M. Furnell), (ISNRG) which was held in July 2007. It was published by the University of Plymouth and the symposium proceedings are available at project is part of the easylineplus which is a European Project under the IST Priority in the European 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. Whose main objective is to develop prototypes near to market of advanced white goods in order to support elderly persons with or without disabilities to carry out a longer independent life which will compensate their loss of physical and/or cognitive abilities. The easyline website can be found here
Keywords: User interfaces, Ambient intelligence, Design-for-all, Accessibility, Smart homes, Home
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Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:05

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