Virtual Agents as Daily Assistants for Elderly or Cognitively Impaired People - Studies on Acceptance and Interaction Feasibility

@inproceedings{Yaghoubzadeh2013VirtualAA,
  title={Virtual Agents as Daily Assistants for Elderly or Cognitively Impaired People - Studies on Acceptance and Interaction Feasibility},
  author={Ramin Yaghoubzadeh and Marcel Kramer and Karola Pitsch and Stefan Kopp},
  booktitle={IVA},
  year={2013}
}
People with cognitive impairments have problems organizing their daily life autonomously. A virtual agent as daily calendar assistant could provide valuable support, but this requires that these special user groups accept such a system and can interact with it successfully. In this paper we present studies to elucidate these questions for elderly users as well as cognitively impaired users. Results from interviews and focus groups show that acceptance can be increased by way of a participatory… CONTINUE READING
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