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Innovative Interfaces in MonAMI: The Reminder

  • Jonas Beskow
  • Jens Edlund
  • Björn Granström
  • Joakim Gustafson
  • Gabriel Skantze
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5078)

Abstract

This demo paper presents the first version of the Reminder, a prototype ECA developed in the European project MonAMI, which aims at “mainstreaming accessibility in consumer goods and services, using advanced technologies to ensure equal access, independent living and participation for all”. The Reminder helps users to plan activities and to remember what to do. The prototype merges ECA technology with other, existing technologies: Google Calendar and a digital pen and paper. This innovative combination of modalities allows users to continue using a paper calendar in the manner they are used to, whilst the ECA provides verbal notifications on what has been written in the calendar. Users may also ask questions such as “When was I supposed to meet Sara?” or “What’s on my schedule today?”

Keywords

Error Handling Speak Dialogue System Innovative Combination Talking Head Verbal Notification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonas Beskow
    • 1
  • Jens Edlund
    • 1
  • Björn Granström
    • 1
  • Joakim Gustafson
    • 1
  • Gabriel Skantze
    • 1
  1. 1.KTH Speech Music and Hearing 

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