Giving Elderly Access to Smart Environments

Providing Adaptive User Interfaces Based on Web Components, the Universal Remote Console and the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure
  • Lukas Smirek
  • Alexander Henka
  • Gottfried Zimmermann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9194)

Abstract

An increasing number of devices and applications from the Smart Home and Ambient Assisted Living domain are leaving the experimental state and are reaching commercial viability. These developments come with great opportunities, but also with challenges for elderly and disabled people. In this paper, we propose a holistic approach, using concepts of the Global Public Infrastructure (GPII), the Universal Remote Console (URC) and the upcoming technology of Web Components, to build personalized and adaptive user interfaces for people with special needs. The goal is to provide for everyone the interface fitting best his or her needs. In this paper we present the preliminary result of our approach and discuss its impact on the design of adaptive user interfaces.

Keywords

Human computer interaction Accessibility Elderly users GPII URC AAL Smart home Web components Adaptive user interfaces 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lukas Smirek
    • 1
  • Alexander Henka
    • 1
  • Gottfried Zimmermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Stuttgart Media UniversityStuttgartGermany

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