On Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence

  • Jan Treur
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 11)


This paper briefly outlines the scientific area that addresses Ambient Intelligence applications in which not only sensor data, but also knowledge from the human-directed sciences such as biomedical science, neuroscience, and psychological and social sciences is incorporated. This knowledge enables the environment to perform more in-depth, human-like analyses of the functioning of the observed humans, and to come up with better informed actions. It is discussed which ingredients are important to realise this view, and how frameworks can be developed to combine them to obtain the intended type of systems: reflective coupled human-environment systems. Finally, further perspectives are discussed for Ambient Intelligence applications based on these reflective coupled human-environment systems.


History Model Ambient Intelligence Human Aspect Intentional Stance Radar Screen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Treur
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  1. 1.Agent Systems Research Group Department of Artificial IntelligenceVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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