Proactive Assistive Technology: An Empirical Study

Cesta, A., Cortellessa, G., Giuliani, M., Pecora, F., Rasconi, R., Scopelliti, M., and Tiberio, T

In M. C. Calani Baranauskas, P. A. Palanque, J. Abascal, S. Diniz Junqueira Barbosa (Eds.): Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) N.4662, pp. 255-268, Springer, 2007

This paper describes outcome from a project aimed at creating an instance of integrated environment endowed with heterogeneous software and robotic agents to actively assist an elderly person at home. Specifically, a proactive environment for continuous daily activity monitoring has been created in which an autonomous robot acts as the main interactor with the person. This paper describes how the synergy of different component technologies guarantees an overall intelligent behavior capable of personalized and contextualized interaction with the assisted person.