Intelligent Assistive Technology: The Present and the Future

  • Martha E. Pollack
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4511)


Recent advances in two areas of computer science—wireless sensor networks and AI inference strategies—have made it possible to envision a wide range of technologies that can improve the lives of people with physical, cognitive, and/or psycho-social impairments. To be effective, these systems must perform extensive user modeling in order to adapt to the changing needs and capabilities of their users. This invited talk provides a survey of current projects aimed at the development of intelligent assistive technology and describes further design challenges and opportunities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martha E. Pollack
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  1. 1.Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109USA

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