Context-Aware and User-Centered Evaluation of Assistive Systems. Methodology and Web Analysis Tool

  • Jesús Fontecha
  • Ramón Hervás
  • Tania Mondéjar
  • José Bravo
  • Gabriel Urzaiz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8868)


One of the main challenges on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is to reach the massive use and acceptance of the promising assistive systems that are being developed. This challenge entails the appropriate evaluation of these systems following a user-centered perspective. We propose a framework to deal with this issue that consists of a methodology and a web-based analysis tool developed based on methodology. The basis of this software tool is to gather information of the user from two different sources: adapted psychological questionnaires and naturalistic observation of their own context in a transparent way. The aim is to enable an in-deep analysis focused on improving the life quality of end users.


Ambient Intelligence Ambient Assisted Living Evaluation User-centered Methodology Context-awareness Psychological Assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesús Fontecha
    • 1
  • Ramón Hervás
    • 1
  • Tania Mondéjar
    • 1
  • José Bravo
    • 1
  • Gabriel Urzaiz
    • 2
  1. 1.MAmI Research LabUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain
  2. 2.Division of Engineering and Exact SciencesAnáhuac Mayab UniversityMexico

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