Pervasive Systems for Elder Care

Smart environments can support aging and disabled persons through personalized autonomy and safety management. Factors that increase trust and interaction must be natural and incorporate the ability to understand environment state in the context of the current user preferences. Active research looks at providing situational awareness through a speech-enabled avatar enhanced with an interactive preference handling engine.

Avatar system based on lite body framework
Bickmore, T., Schulman, D. and Shaw, G. (2009) DTask & LiteBody: Open Source, Standards-based Tools for Building Web-deployed Embodied Conversational Agents Proceedings of Intelligent Virtual Agents, Amsterdam. PDF