A Care Support System for Disabled People Using the Mirror AgentBy Kasuga, Masao; Hara, Yui; Sata, Mie; Yamamoto, Hideo; Kamata, Kazuo; Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 36-40
Publication Date: 2005
Paper focuses on the design and development of the Mirror Agent, which is an information technology-based care support system designed to diminish the burden of people who work as caregivers for people with disabilities. The Mirror Agent is an electronic person on the Internet that has information about the condition of the client, as it serves as the client’s mirror reflection. The system utilizes microphones and cameras to transmit sounds and images of the client, the signals of which are processed and held in the image. The Mirror Agent sends the caregiver the information regarding the client’s status. The system manages a number of client Mirror Agents, as each is broadcast to caregivers via the Internet. Caregivers can therefore observe client status and provide remote support. A technological evaluation of the system is presented.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
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