Applications of the Multimodal Interaction Architecture in Ambient Assisted Living
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Developing applications for ambient assisted living (AAL) scenarios requires dealing with diverse user groups, heterogeneous environments, and a large plethora of devices. These requirements pose several challenges on how to design and develop user interaction with the proposed applications and services. In this context, the versatility provided by multimodal interaction (MMI) is paramount and the adopted architecture should be instrumental in harnessing its full potential. This chapter offers an insight on how AAL challenges can be tackled by multimodal-based solutions. It presents the authors’ views and research outcomes in multimodal application development for AAL grounded on an architecture for MMI aligned with the W3C recommendations.
KeywordsAmbient assisted living (AAL) Multimodal interaction (MMI) Ubiquitous AAL for All Speech for interaction
The research was partially funded by IEETA Research Unit funding (Incentivo/EEI/UI0127/2014), Marie Curie IAPP project IRIS (ref. 610986, FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP), project Smart Phones for Seniors (S4S), a QREN project (QREN 21541), co-funded by COMPETE and FEDER, project PaeLIFE (AAL-08-1-2001-0001), and project AAL4ALL (AAL/0015/2009).
The authors thank all W3C MMI recommendations contributors for their insightful and inspiring approaches to MMI.
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