Towards Pluggable User Interfaces for People with Cognitive Disabilities

Jochen Frey, Christian Husodo Schulz, Robert Neßelrath, Verena Stein, Jan Alexandersson

In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Health Informatics. International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF-2010) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Health Informatics January 20-23 Valencia Spain Springer 1/2010.


We present two user interfaces: one multimodal dialogue system and one task-based calendar which assist people with mild cognitive disabilities affecting their concentration and memory. A new middleware based upon a new open industrial standard---ISO/IEC 24752 Universal Remote Console (URC)---allows access to any network services or appliances as well as devices for home entertainment and household via abstract user interfaces. This architecture promotes the concept of pluggable user interfaces, that is, the abstract user interface being rendered on a controller.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence