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Evaluation of Complex Distributed Multimodal Applications: Evaluating a TeleRehabilitation System When It Really Matters

  • Carlos Pereira
  • Nuno Almeida
  • Ana Isabel Martins
  • Samuel Silva
  • Ana Filipa Rosa
  • Miguel Oliveira e Silva
  • António Teixeira
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9194)

Abstract

The evaluation of applications or systems within dynamic environments is complex. The existence of multiple hardware and software items which share the same space can provoke concurrency issues and result in erratic interactions. A sudden change within the environment can result is dramatic changes both to the user and application itself which can pass unnoticed in traditional evaluation methodologies. To verify if a component is compatible with a given environment is of paramount importance for areas like pervasive computing, ambient intelligence or ambient assisted living (AAL). In this paper, a semi-automatic platform for evaluation is presented and integrated with a TeleRehabilitation system in an AAL scenario to enhance evaluation. Preliminary results show the advantages of the platform in comparison with typical observation solutions mainly in terms of achieved data and overall ease of use.

Keywords

Evaluation Multimodality TeleRehabilitation 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Research partially funded by IEETA Research Unit funding (PEst-OE/EEI/ UI0127/2014), project Cloud Thinking (funded by the QREN Mais Centro program, ref. CENTRO-07-ST24-FEDER-002031), Marie Curie Actions IRIS (ref. 610986, FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP), and project AAL4ALL (ref. QREN 13852).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Pereira
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nuno Almeida
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ana Isabel Martins
    • 1
    • 2
  • Samuel Silva
    • 1
  • Ana Filipa Rosa
    • 1
  • Miguel Oliveira e Silva
    • 1
    • 2
  • António Teixeira
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Electronics and Telematics EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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