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Title Zero effort technologies : considerations, challenges, and use in health, wellness, and rehabilitation / Alex Mihailidis [and others]
Published [San Rafael, Calif.] : Morgan & Claypool, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 82 pages) : illustrations
Series Synthesis lectures on assistive, rehabilitative, and health-preserving technologies, 2162-7266 ; #2
Synthesis lectures on assistive, rehabilitative, and health-preserving technologies ; #2
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Lecture overview
2. Introduction to zero effort technologies -- 2.1 What is a ZET? -- 2.2 Overview of pervasive computing -- 2.2.1 Pervasive computing principles -- 2.2.2 Elements of pervasive computing systems -- 2.3 Overview of AI principles -- 2.3.1 Commonly used sensing techniques -- 2.3.2 Commonly used machine learning approaches -- 2.3.3 Modeling interactions between users and ZETs
3. Designing ZETs -- 3.1 Common design paradigms -- 3.1.1 Universal design -- 3.1.2 User centred design -- 3.1.3 Incorporating privacy in the design process -- 3.2 Key design criteria for ZETs -- 3.2.1 Develop for real-world contexts -- 3.2.2 Complement existing abilities -- 3.2.3 Use appropriate and intuitive interfaces -- 3.2.4 Encourage involvement with the users' environment -- 3.2.5 Support the caregiver -- 3.2.6 Complement each individual's capabilities and needs -- 3.2.7 Protect the users' privacy and enable control over preferences -- 3.2.8 Ensure expandability and compatibility
4. Building and evaluating ZETs -- 4.1 In silico testing -- 4.2 Benchtop trials -- 4.3 Actor simulations -- 4.4 Trials with clinical populations
5. Examples of ZETs -- 5.1 Areas of application -- 5.2 Overview and comparison of examples -- 5.3 Autominder -- 5.4 The coach -- 5.5 Archipel -- 5.6 Assisted cognition project -- 5.7 PEAT -- 5.8 PROACT -- 5.9 ePAD -- 5.10 The helper -- 5.11 Rehabilitation robotics
6. Conclusions and future directions -- 6.1 Limitations of ZETs -- 6.2 Future challenges and considerations
References -- Authors' biographies
Summary This book introduces zero-effort technologies (ZETs), an emerging class of technology that requires little or no effort from the people who use it. ZETs use advanced techniques, such as computer vision, sensor fusion, decision-making and planning, and machine learning to autonomously operate through the collection, analysis, and application of data about the user and his/her context. This book gives an overview of ZETs, presents concepts in the development of pervasive intelligent technologies and environments for health and rehabilitation, along with an in-depth discussion of the design principles that this approach entails. The book concludes with a discussion of specific ZETs that have applied these design principles with the goal of ensuring the safety and well-being of the people who use them, such as older adults with dementia and provides thoughts regarding future directions of the field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-80)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Morgan & Claypool, viewed Apr. 25, 2012)
Subject Artificial Intelligence.
Medical Informatics.
Disabled Persons.
Artificial intelligence -- Medical applications.
Computers and people with disabilities.
Ubiquitous computing.
User-centered system design.
Form Electronic book
Author Mihailidis, Alex.
ISBN 1608455203 (electronic bk.)
9781608455201 (electronic bk.)
(paperback)