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Title: The application of multiple modalities to improve home care and reminder systems
Author: Warnock, David
ISNI:       0000 0004 5347 9959
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2014
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Existing home care technology tends to be pre-programmed systems limited to one or two interaction modalities. This can make them inaccessible to people with sensory impairments and unable to cope with a dynamic and heterogeneous environment such as the home. This thesis presents research that considers how home care technology can be improved through employing multiple visual, aural, tactile and even olfactory interaction methods. A wide range of modalities were tested to gather a better insight into their properties and merits. That information was used to design and construct Dyna-Cue, a prototype multimodal reminder system. Dyna-Cue was designed to use multiple modalities and to switch between them in real time to maintain higher levels of effectiveness and acceptability. The Dyna-Cue prototype was evaluated against other models of reminder delivery and was shown to be an effective and appropriate tool that can help people to manage their time and activities.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science ; QA76 Computer software