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MemoryLane: An intelligent mobile companion for elderly users

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McCarthy, S, McKevitt, P, McTear, MF and Sayers, HM (2007) MemoryLane: An intelligent mobile companion for elderly users. In: Proc. of the 7th Information Technology & Telecommunication Conference: Digital Convergence in a Knowledge Society (IT&T 2007), Blanchardstown Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland. Blanchardstown Institute of Technology. 11 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Mobile technologies have the potential to enhance the lives of elderly users, especially those who experience a decline in cognitive abilities. However, diminutive devices often perplex the aged and many HCI problems exist. This paper discusses the development of a mobile intelligent multimodal storytelling companion for elderly users. The application, entitled MemoryLane, composes excerpts selected from a lifetime’s memories and conveys these past memories in a storytelling format. MemoryLane aims to possess the capability to produce bespoke stories that are both appropriate and pleasing to the user; this paper documents the proposed methodology and system design to accomplish this. As MemoryLane is expected to be deployed on a Personal Digital assistant (PDA), the preliminary field work to date investigating the usability of PDAs by elderly users is also discussed.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Computing & Engineering
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:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
ID Code:8833
Deposited By:Professor Paul McKevitt
Deposited On:05 Mar 2012 12:36
Last Modified:05 Mar 2012 12:36

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