Modeling Users, Context and Devices for Ambient Assisted Living Environments

Date

2014-03-17

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1424-8220

Volume Title

Publisher

MDPI

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

The participation of users within AAL environments is increasing thanks to the capabilities of the current wearable devices. Furthermore, the significance of considering user’s preferences, context conditions and device’s capabilities help smart environments to personalize services and resources for them. Being aware of different characteristics of the entities participating in these situations is vital for reaching the main goals of the corresponding systems efficiently. To collect different information from these entities, it is necessary to design several formal models which help designers to organize and give some meaning to the gathered data. In this paper, we analyze several literature solutions for modeling users, context and devices considering different approaches in the Ambient Assisted Living domain. Besides, we remark different ongoing standardization works in this area. We also discuss the used techniques, modeled characteristics and the advantages and drawbacks of each approach to finally draw several conclusions about the reviewed works.

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Keywords

AAL, human-computer interaction, user, context, device, modeling, context-awareness, user capabilities

Citation

Castillejo, E. et al. (2014) Modeling Users, Context and Devices for Ambient Assisted Living Environments. MDPI, Sensors, 14, pp. 5354-5391

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Research Institute

Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)