Development of Web-Based Platform for Privacy Protective Avatar Mediated Distance-Care

  • Yu Kobayashi
  • Dai Hasegawa
  • Shinichi Shirakawa
  • Hiroshi Sakuta
  • Eijun Nakayama
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 604)

Abstract

We propose a web-based platform for privacy-protected avatar mediated distant-care. The system can avateer an elderly person based on their articular angles acquired by a motion capture system, and render the whole body animation of the avatar on a web-browser. The avatar-mediated architecture design allow caregivers to observe the elderly persons’ behavior all day long, without violating their privacy. In addition, we will show an example implementation integrating multiple sensors in the platform. By integrating multiple sensors into the platform, caregivers can observe the avatar with the elderly person’s health-related status. The implemented system showed the low communication bandwidth dependency, and sufficient frame-rate for the animation to be smoothly seen.

Keywords

Avatar-Mediated Communication Health-care Privacy Protection Distant-Care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Dai Hasegawa
    • 1
  • Shinichi Shirakawa
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Sakuta
    • 1
  • Eijun Nakayama
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Integrated Information Technology, College of Science and EngineeringAoyama Gakuin UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering, Information and SystemsUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.School of NursingKitasato UniversityTokyoJapan

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