Assistive technologies for the disabled and for the new generation of senior citizens: The e-tools architecture

Ulises Cortés, Roberta Annicchiarico, Javier Vázquez-Salceda, Cristina Urdiales, Lola Cañamero, Maite López, Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, Carlo Caltagirone

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Abstract

In this paper we present our exploratory ideas about the integration of agent technology with other technologies to build specific e-tools for the disabled and for the new generation of senior citizens. "e-Tools" stands for Embedded Tools, as we aim to embed intelligent assistive devices in homes and other facilities, creating ambient intelligence environments to give support to patients and caregivers. In particular, we aim to explore the benefits of the concept of situated intelligence to build artefacts that will enhance the autonomy of the target user group in their daily life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-207
Number of pages15
JournalAI Communications
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Agents
  • Assistive technologies
  • Situated intelligence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Cortés, U., Annicchiarico, R., Vázquez-Salceda, J., Urdiales, C., Cañamero, L., López, M., Sànchez-Marrè, M., & Caltagirone, C. (2003). Assistive technologies for the disabled and for the new generation of senior citizens: The e-tools architecture. AI Communications, 16(3), 193-207.