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Sensors 2012, 12(5), 6282-6306; doi:10.3390/s120506282

An Approach for Representing Sensor Data to Validate Alerts in Ambient Assisted Living

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Computer Science Department, Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Campus de los Jerónimos, E-30107 Guadalupe (Murcia), Spain
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Department of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, E-30100 Murcia, Spain
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Ambiental Intelligence & Interaction (Ami2), Campus de Espinardo, E-30100 Murcia, Spain
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Received: 20 March 2012 / Revised: 30 April 2012 / Accepted: 4 May 2012 / Published: 11 May 2012
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Abstract

The mainstream of research in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is devoted to developing intelligent systems for processing the data collected through artificial sensing. Besides, there are other elements that must be considered to foster the adoption of AAL solutions in real environments. In this paper we focus on the problem of designing interfaces among caregivers and AAL systems. We present an alert management tool that supports carers in their task of validating alarms raised by the system. It generates text-based explanations—obtained through an argumentation process—of the causes leading to alarm activation along with graphical sensor information and 3D models, thus offering complementary types of information. Moreover, a guideline to use the tool when validating alerts is also provided. Finally, the functionality of the proposed tool is demonstrated through two real cases of alert. View Full-Text
Keywords: ambient assisted living; sensor networks; human-computer interface; multi-agent system; argumentation ambient assisted living; sensor networks; human-computer interface; multi-agent system; argumentation
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Muñoz, A.; Serrano, E.; Villa, A.; Valdés, M.; Botía, J.A. An Approach for Representing Sensor Data to Validate Alerts in Ambient Assisted Living. Sensors 2012, 12, 6282-6306.

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