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Assistive technologies for the disabled and for the new generation of senior citizens: the e-Tools architecture.

AI Communications

Author: Cortes, U., Annicchiarico, R., Vazquez-Salceda, J., Urdiales, C., Canamero, L., Lopez, M., Sanchez-Marre, M., Caltagirone, C.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003


In this paper we present our exploratory ideas about the integration of agent technology with other technologies to build specific e-tools for the disabled and for the new generation of senior citizens. “e-Tools” stands for Embedded Tools, as we aim to embed intelligent assistive devices in homes and other facilities, creating ambient intelligence environments to give support to patients and caregivers. In particular, we aim to explore the benefits of the concept of situated intelligence to build artefacts that will enhance the autonomy of the target user group in their daily life.

Further Details

Pages: 193-207
Volume: 16
Accession Number: 29.1.04
Keywords: older, cognitive, assistive device, telecommunication
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