A conversational virtual human as autonomous assistant for elderly and cognitively impaired users? Social acceptability and design considerations

@inproceedings{Kramer2013ACV,
  title={A conversational virtual human as autonomous assistant for elderly and cognitively impaired users? Social acceptability and design considerations},
  author={Marcel Kramer and Ramin Yaghoubzadeh and Stefan Kopp and Karola Pitsch},
  booktitle={GI-Jahrestagung},
  year={2013}
}
In this paper we explore how a conversational virtual human could be designed to be deployed as a socially acceptable autonomous assistive system for elderly and cognitively impaired users. In particular, we focus on a system’s functionality in helping to maintain a well-structured daily life. We present initial findings from two types of studies: (1) Conducting interviews and focus groups considering users' attitudes and design considerations for assistance in maintaining well-structured daily… CONTINUE READING

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