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Enabling End Users to Define the Behavior of Smart Objects in AAL Environments

  • Carmelo Ardito
  • Paolo Buono
  • Maria Francesca Costabile
  • Giuseppe DesoldaEmail author
  • Rosa Lanzilotti
  • Maristella Matera
  • Antonio Piccinno
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 544)

Abstract

In Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), Internet of Things (IoT) technology is exploited to equip living environments with smart objects that communicate with the outside world in an intelligent and goal-oriented manner and can support the occupants’ activities. Currently, providing such objects with new capabilities requires several programming efforts. In this paper, we present an approach to combine IoT technologies and End-User Development (EUD) paradigms and tools to identify innovative scenarios where end-users are directly involved in the creation and customization of the AAL systems they use. We will present EFESTO, a Task Automation tool that offers novel visual interaction paradigms to enable end users to easily express rules for smart object configuration and discuss how the overall approach can support daily practices of non-frail elderlies.

Keywords

Internet of Things End-User Development AAL Task Automation tool 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmelo Ardito
    • 1
  • Paolo Buono
    • 1
  • Maria Francesca Costabile
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Desolda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rosa Lanzilotti
    • 1
  • Maristella Matera
    • 2
  • Antonio Piccinno
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Politecnico di Milano - Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e BioigegneriaMilanItaly

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