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Author Blunsden, Scott ♦ Richards, I. ♦ Bartindale, Tom ♦ Jackson, Dan ♦ Olivier, Patrick ♦ Boger, Jen ♦ Mihailidis, Alex ♦ Hoey, Jesse
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Novel Device ♦ Next Step ♦ Cognitive Disability ♦ Present Ethnographic Analysis ♦ Touch-screen Interface ♦ Situ-ated Action ♦ Alzheimer Disease ♦ Ethnographic Design ♦ Cre-ative Visual Art ♦ Decision Theoretic Reasoning ♦ Visual Artwork ♦ Technological Solution ♦ Internal State ♦ Art Therapist ♦ Laboratory Demonstration ♦ End User Testing ♦ Probabilis-tic Model ♦ Artificial Intelligence Soft-ware
Description We investigate technological solutions for arts therapists who work with older adults with cognitive disabilities, such as Alzheimer’s disease. We present ethnographic analysis of a survey of arts therapists in the UK and Canada, and show how there is a need for devices that can be used to promote autonomy and independence through engagement with cre-ative visual arts. We then demonstrate a novel device that uses a touch-screen interface, and artificial intelligence soft-ware to monitor and interact with a user. Using a probabilis-tic model, the device monitors the behaviours of a user as well as aspects of their affective or internal state, including their responsiveness and engagement with the device. The device then uses decision theoretic reasoning to take situ-ated actions that promote engagement from the user. We show how the device fits with the ethnographic design, and we give a laboratory demonstration of the functionality of the device. We present and discuss our next steps with this device, including end user testing.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-01-01
Publisher Institution In Proceedings of the ACM 2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies