User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines: Providing Assistance to People with Special Needs

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User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines is motivated by the need to bring attention to how people with special needs can benefit from adaptive methods and techniques in their everyday lives. Assistive technologies, adaptive systems and context-aware applications are three well-established research fields. There is, in fact, a vast amount of literature that covers HCI-related issues in each area separately. However, the contributions in the intersection of these areas have been less visible, despite the ...

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Overview

User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines is motivated by the need to bring attention to how people with special needs can benefit from adaptive methods and techniques in their everyday lives. Assistive technologies, adaptive systems and context-aware applications are three well-established research fields. There is, in fact, a vast amount of literature that covers HCI-related issues in each area separately. However, the contributions in the intersection of these areas have been less visible, despite the fact that such synergies may have a great impact on improving daily living.

Presenting a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art practices on user modeling and adaptation for people with special needs, as well as some reflections on the challenges that need to be addressed in this direction, topics covered within this volume include the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of adaptive systems to assist users with special needs to take decisions and fulfil daily routine activities. Particular emphasis is paid to major trends in user modeling, ubiquitous adaptive support, diagnostic and accessibility, recommender systems, social interaction, designing and building adaptive assistants for daily routines, field studies and automated evaluation.

Nine leading contributors write on key current research in the domain of adaptive applications for people with special needs, integrating and summarizing findings from the best known international research groups in these areas. User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines highlights how adaptation technologies can ease daily living for all, and support sustainable high-quality healthcare, demographic ageing and social/economic inclusion. highlights how adaptation technologies can ease daily living for all, and support sustainable high-quality healthcare, demographic ageing and social/economic inclusion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781447147770
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 3/31/2013
  • Series: Human-Computer Interaction Series
  • Edition description: 2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250

Table of Contents

Preface.- Adaptation Technologies to Support Daily Living for All.- Part I: Models and Theories.- Extending In-home User and Context Models to Provide Ubiquitous Adaptive Support Outside the Home.- Diagnostic and Accessibility Based User Modeling.- User Modeling in Social Interaction with a Caring Agent.- Part II: Design, Prototyping and Implementation.- AGILE Interface for ‘No-Learning nor Experience required’ Interaction.- Context-Aware Recommender Systems Influenced by the Users’ Health-Related Data.- Part III: Evaluation.- Requirements Engineering in a Mobile Setting: How Travellers with a Cognitive Impairment Ask for and Use Help.- Evaluating Recommender Systems for Supportive Technologies.- Automated Usability Evaluation of Model-based Adaptive User Interfaces for Users with Special and Specific Needs by Simulating User Interaction.- Index.

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