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Ambient Intelligence : The Evolution of Technology, Communication and Cognition Towards the Future of Human-computer Interaction - G. Riva

Ambient Intelligence

The Evolution of Technology, Communication and Cognition Towards the Future of Human-computer Interaction

By: G. Riva (Editor), Francesco Vatalaro (Editor), F. Davide (Editor), M. Alcaniz (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 2005
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The metaphor of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) tries to picture a vision of the future where all of us will be surrounded by "intelligent" electronic environments, and this ambient has claims to being sensitive and responsive to our needs. A strong multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach is a key requirement for large scale technology innovation and the development of effective applications. An important feature of this volume is the link between the technology and the human experience of interacting in the world - through a neuro-psychological vision centered on the concept of "presence". Presence, the sense of being there, is the experience of projecting one's mind through media to other places, people and designed environments. The combination of recent discoveries in cognitive neuroscience and the breakthroughs at the level of the enabling technologies make it increasingly possible to build novel systems based on this understanding. The goal of this volume is to assess the technologies and processes that are behind the AmI vision to help the development of state-of-the-art applications.

Preface
Introduction
New technologies for ambient intelligencep. 3
The psychology of ambient intelligence : activity, situation and presencep. 17
Optimal experience in ambient intelligencep. 35
Ambient intelligence : from vision to realityp. 45
Context-awareness for physical service environmentsp. 71
A flexible architecture for ambient intelligence systems supporting adaptive multimodal interaction with usersp. 97
Computing in tangible : using artifacts as components of ambient intelligence environmentsp. 121
Game AI : the possible bridge between ambient and artificial intelligencep. 143
Interactive context-aware systems interacting with ambient intelligencep. 159
The simplicity project : managing complexity in a diverse ICT worldp. 179
Bodyarchitecture : the evolution of interface towards ambient intelligencep. 213
Challenges for ambient intelligence : empowering the usersp. 221
AMI-endowed collaboration@workp. 235
The role of ambient intelligence in the social integration of the elderlyp. 265
Ambient intelligence for rehabilitationp. 281
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ISBN: 9781586034900
ISBN-10: 1586034901
Series: Emerging Communication: Studies in New Technologies and Practices in Communication
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 23.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.62