MONITORING ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH THE ROBOCARE DOMESTIC ENVIRONMENT: INTERACTION SYNTHESIS AND USER EVALUATION
Article first published online: 16 FEB 2011
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Special Issue: SCHEDULING AND PLANNING APPLICATIONS: SELECTED PAPERS FROM THE SPARK WORKSHOP SERIES
Volume 27, Issue 1, pages 60–82, February 2011
How to Cite
Cesta, A., Cortellessa, G., Rasconi, R., Pecora, F., Scopelliti, M. and Tiberio, L. (2011), MONITORING ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH THE ROBOCARE DOMESTIC ENVIRONMENT: INTERACTION SYNTHESIS AND USER EVALUATION. Computational Intelligence, 27: 60–82. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8640.2010.00372.x
- Issue published online: 16 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 16 FEB 2011
- AI in eldercare;
- intelligent interaction;
- schedule monitoring;
- user evaluation
This article describes aspects of a fully implemented artificial intelligence (AI) system that integrates multiple intelligent components to actively assist an elderly person at home. Specifically, we describe how constraint-based scheduling technology is used to actively monitor a pattern of activities executed by the person and how detected temporal constraint violations are used to trigger meaningful and contextualized proactive interactions. This article also presents a psychological evaluation of the system focusing on elderly people's attitudes, in which system acceptability, perceived utility, interaction modality, and emotional response are considered.