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Towards Human Centered Ambient Intelligence

T. Pl{\"o}tz, C. Kleine-Cosack and G. A. Fink
Proc. European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, pages 26-43, 2008.

In this paper we present a novel approach to the integration of humans into AmI environments. The key aspect of the concept which we call human centered Ami is a dynamic and active user model which creates a virtual doppelganger of the user on software level. This agent not only complies to the specific characteristics of humans but directly affects and triggers environmental activities. In fact the user's persona and behavior is mapped to system level. Utilizing this doppelganger we introduce the integration of the users' capabilities and skills into the functionality of the environment. Human services enrich intelligent environments and allow to overcome the ``all-or-nothing'' dilemma which we identified in conventional approaches. The concept of human centered AmI is put into effect within the perception-oriented intelligent environment FINCA. Results of a Wizard-of-Oz experiment with real users show the benefits of the presented approach.

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