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MemoryLane: reminiscence for older adults

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McCarthy, S, Sayers, HM, McKevitt, P and McTear, MF (2009) MemoryLane: reminiscence for older adults. In: Proc. of the First International Workshop on Reminiscence Systems (RSW-2009), Churchill College, University of Cambridge, England. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Vol 499 6 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Reminiscence plays an important role in the lives of older adults [8]. Many perfect the art of storytelling and enjoy its social benefits. The telling of stories of past events and experiences defines family identities and is an integral part of most cultures.Losing the ability to recollect past memories is not only disadvantageous, but can prove quite detrimental, especially to many older adults. In this paper we introduce MemoryLane, a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) based application being developed to enhance the reminiscence capabilities of older adults. Using abilities and preferences as a basis, MemoryLane employs Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to adapt its multimodal interface to accommodate the needs of differing older users and to compose and recount user life-cached multimedia as memory stories.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute > Art and Conflict
Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:21127
Deposited By:Professor Paul McKevitt
Deposited On:06 Mar 2012 09:49
Last Modified:06 Mar 2012 09:49

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