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Towards Truly Affective AAL Systems [chapter]

Mara Pudane, Sintija Petrovica, Egons Lavendelis, Hazım Kemal Ekenel
2019 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The chapter discusses the need and requirements for these processes in the context of various application domains of Ambient Assisted Living, i.e., healthcare, mobility, education, and social interaction  ...  Moreover, the emotional capacity needed for Ambient Assisted Living systems exceeds simple user emotion detection and showing emotion expressions of the system.  ...  Introduction Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) can be described as concepts, products, and services that combine new technologies and social environment to improve the quality of life for people in all stages  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-10752-9_7 fatcat:k6cd2on4frhzvaqzyl5erzifra

The Caregiver Perspective: An Assistive AAL Platform [chapter]

Angelo Costa, Paula Magalhães, José Ferreira-Alves, Tito Peixoto, Ricardo Simoes, Paulo Novais
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The AAL4ALL (ambient assisted living for all) project aims to develop a unified ecosystem using fully compatible devices and services.  ...  The Ambient Assisted Living area has spawned several projects that aim to help the user on his/her daily activities.  ...  Project CAMCoF -Context-aware Multimodal Communication Framework funded by ERDF -European Regional Development Fund through the COMPETE Programme (operational programme for competitiveness) and by National  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-13105-4_44 fatcat:ftrrplgt5ffo5b5vl2fjkxic2i

The GAL middleware platform for AAL

M Eichelberg, A Hein, F Busching, L Wolf
2010 The 12th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services  
This paper describes a service oriented middleware platform for Ambient Assisted Living and its use in a number of different assistive systems developed in the GAL project: personal activity and household  ...  GAL, the Lower Saxony Research Network Design of Environments for Ageing, investigates how information and communication technology can provide for better environments for ageing.  ...  One important field of research and development in this regard is Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), which can be defined as concepts, products and services supporting a healthy and independent life of elderly  ... 
doi:10.1109/health.2010.5556589 fatcat:55djhdn6vvda3dqecr5l6m7axm

The Urge for Empirically-informed Design of Social-Oriented AAL Applications – The Example of 2 AAL Projects

Malek Alaoui, Karine Lan Hing Ting, Myriam Lewkowicz
2014 Procedia Computer Science  
In this paper, we show that contrary to other AAL assistive technologies, which are somehow mandatory for an autonomous living at home, the use of social interaction services is not a necessity by itself  ...  We therefore illustrate the Living Lab approach we have defined and applied within the framework of two projects from the second call of the AAL Joint Programme.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was partly funded by the European Community and the National Research Agency (ANR) through the AAL 169 program (FoSIBLE Project No.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2014.02.042 fatcat:aszjma4uarelrh366r26jgpppu

The PERSONA Service Platform for AAL Spaces [chapter]

Mohammad-Reza Tazari, Francesco Furfari, Juan-Pablo Lázaro Ramos, Erina Ferro
2010 Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments  
the realization of an ambient assisted living system that covers those needs or minimizes their impact.  ...  Wireless Sensor Networks Wireless Sensor Networks [4] (WSN) are an important technological support for smart environments and ambient assisted applications.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-93808-0_43 fatcat:iiymfof36fhrhgux7pufgzke44

State of the Art of Audio- and Video-Based Solutions for AAL

Slavisa ALeksic, Michael Atanasov, Jean Calleja Agius, Kenneth Camilleri, Anto Čartolovni, Pau Climent-Pérez, Sara Colantonio, Stefania Cristina, Vladimir Despotovic, Hazım Kemal Ekenel, Ekrem Erakin, Francisco Florez-Revuelta (+27 others)
2022 Zenodo  
Active and Assisted Living (AAL) technologies come as a viable approach to help facing these challenges, thanks to the high potential they have in enabling remote care and support.  ...  Nevertheless, to ensure the uptake of AAL in society, potential users must be willing to use AAL applications and to integrate them in their daily environments and lives.  ...  In [IV.321], SARA ('Socially Assistive Robotic Solution for Ambient assisted living) is introduced.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6390708 fatcat:6qfwqd2v2rhe5iuu5zgz77ay4i

A Different Approach in an AAL Ecosystem: A Mobile Assistant for the Caregiver [chapter]

Angelo Costa, Oscar Gama, Paulo Novais, Ricardo Simoes
2014 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
The AAL4ALL (ambient assisted living for all) project aims to develop a unified ecosystem and a certification process, allowing the development of fully compatible devices and services.  ...  Currently the Ambient Assisted Living and the Ambient Intelligence areas are very prolific. There is a demand of security and comfort that should be ensured at people's homes.  ...  Project CAMCoF -Context-aware Multimodal Communication Framework funded by ERDF -European Regional Development Fund through the COMPETE Programme (operational programme for competitiveness) and by National  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07767-3_10 fatcat:6weboqsjznhxfmcz773z6vvmb4

Hardware for Recognition of Human Activities: A Review of Smart Home and AAL Related Technologies

Andres Sanchez-Comas, Kåre Synnes, Josef Hallberg
2020 Sensors  
Activity recognition (AR) from an applied perspective of ambient assisted living (AAL) and smart homes (SH) has become a subject of great interest.  ...  This work found four dominant groups of technologies used for AR in SH and AAL—smartphones, wearables, video, and electronic components—and two emerging technologies: Wi-Fi and assistive robots.  ...  field for smart home and ambient assisted living.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20154227 pmid:32751345 pmcid:PMC7435866 fatcat:5tammbj2ibamjmcq657vfssbme

Special Issue on Ambient Assisted Living

Alexander Richter, Claudia Müller, Myriam Lewkowicz, Steffen Budweg
2012 I-COM: A Journal of Interactive and Cooperative Media  
Acknowledgements We cordially want to thank all (anonymous) reviewers and the i-com editorial team for their contribution to this special issue .  ...  Ambient Assisted Living Association) . The terming of Ambient Assisted Living is still young .  ...  Special Issue on Ambient Assisted Living Ambient Assisted Living comprehends ICT design activities by research and industry that aim to improve the lives of elderly .  ... 
doi:10.1524/icom.2012.0029 fatcat:syrliqyswncs5gu56vx4xjasee

Advancing Stress Detection Methodology with Deep Learning Techniques Targeting UX Evaluation in AAL Scenarios: Applying Embeddings for Categorical Variables

Alexandros Liapis, Evanthia Faliagka, Christos P. Antonopoulos, Georgios Keramidas, Nikolaos Voros
2021 Electronics  
So far, various datasets for stress detection have been recorded and are available to the research community for testing and benchmarking.  ...  More specifically, the deep-learning model achieved a rather high agreement when a user-annotated dataset was used for validation.  ...  Targeting an interactive environment such as ambient assisted living (AAL) in a UX evaluation, one is mostly interested in preventing stress events which are related to software issues [11] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10131550 fatcat:6kiitx5bffc5blzgct4dj2kqea

Towards a Framework for the Development of Adaptive Multimodal User Interfaces for Ambient Assisted Living Environments [chapter]

Marco Blumendorf, Sahin Albayrak
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This approach allows the creation of adaptive and multimodal interactive ambient assisted living applications.  ...  Keywords: smart environments, multimodal interaction, model-based user interface development, ambient assisted living, multi-access service platform.  ...  Related Work Recent work in the area of ambient assisted living, ambient intelligence and smart home environments strive for the development of a common architecture and framework for AAL environments  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02710-9_18 fatcat:trsdkhz4kjgzzlviiipezplr4q

Speech-to-speech translation in an assisted living lab

Dimitra Anastasiou
2011 Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments - PETRA '11  
In this paper we describe speech processing in the Bremen ambient assisted living lab (BAALL); how it is currently and how it can be improved in the future with the implementation of Machine Translation  ...  We argue for multilinguality in assisted living environments by means of development of a speech to speech translation (SST) system with the distinction -from traditional SST systems -of giving the output  ...  INTRODUCTION There have been many research initiatives and advances in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) environment the last years, see AALIANCE project, AAL Joint Programme and so on.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2141622.2141693 dblp:conf/petra/Anastasiou11 fatcat:7htcm4olrfgupehsdlfzaq3mtu

Interactive Personalization of Ambient Assisted Living Environments [chapter]

Alexander Marinc, Carsten Stocklöw, Anreas Braun, Carsten Limberger, Cristian Hofmann, Arjan Kuijper
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) comprises methods, systems, and services applied to improve the quality of daily life for humans, especially elderly people.  ...  In this work, we present an interactive and architectural approach to support at the personalization of an AAL system by different types of users.  ...  In this paper, we present a new approach for the interactive configuration of comprehensive Ambient Assisted Living Environments on the level of authoring tools, focusing on the application of AAL at home  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21793-7_64 fatcat:ttr6z6crcjderkiepoxaotqlru

Application of virtual reality technologies in rapid development and assessment of ambient assisted living environments

Viveca Jiménez-Mixco, Juan Luis Villalar González, Antonella Arca, María Fernanda Cabrera-Umpierrez, María Teresa Arredondo, Pablo Manchado, María García-Robledo
2009 Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGMM international workshop on Media studies and implementations that help improving access to disabled users - MSIADU '09  
Ambient Assisted Living, intended to help people live independently, with autonomy and security, is one of the most promising solutions that are coming up to address this technological challenge.  ...  The first functional prototype has been planned for March 2010 and will be evaluated during six months in three pilot sites with up to 50 users, starting on May 2010.  ...  Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is one of the solutions that are beginning to address this technological challenge.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1631097.1631101 fatcat:bexnk5seb5athl25tij34bkbgq


Hamid Aghajan, Juan Carlos Augusto
2014 Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments  
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) has emerged as an important application of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) as a framework for addressing issues related to aging.  ...  The paper "A service robot for monitoring elderly people in the context of Ambient Assisted Living" by Nieves et al. proposes a system composed of a service robot, a wireless sensor network, a smartphone  ...  Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) has emerged as an important application of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) as a framework for addressing issues related to aging.  ... 
doi:10.3233/ais-140292 fatcat:yvybbawngnckli25anchlx2jgy
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