Brígida Mónica Faria, Sérgio Vasconcelos, Luis Paulo Reis, Nuno Lau


Intelligent Wheelchair (IW) is a new concept aiming to allow higher autonomy to people with lower mobility such as disabled or elderly individuals. Some of the more recent IWs have a multimodal interface, enabling multiple command modes such as joystick, voice commands, head movements, or even facial expressions. In these IW it may be very useful to provide the user with the best way of driving it through an adaptive interface. This paper describes the foundations for creating a simple methodology for extracting user profiles, which can be used to adequately select the best IW command mode for each user. The methodology is based on an interactive wizard composed by a flexible set of simple tasks presented to the user, and a method for extracting and analyzing the user’s execution of those tasks. The results achieved showed that it is possible to extract simple user profiles, using the proposed method. Thus, the approach may be further used to extract more complete user profiles, just by extending the set of tasks used, enabling the adaptation of the IW interface to each user’s characteristics.


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Paper Citation

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Mónica Faria B., Vasconcelos S., Paulo Reis L. and Lau N. (2012). A METHODOLOGY FOR CREATING INTELLIGENT WHEELCHAIR USERS’ PROFILES . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-8425-95-9, pages 171-179. DOI: 10.5220/0003749701710179

in Bibtex Style

author={Brígida Mónica Faria and Sérgio Vasconcelos and Luis Paulo Reis and Nuno Lau},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
SN - 978-989-8425-95-9
AU - Mónica Faria B.
AU - Vasconcelos S.
AU - Paulo Reis L.
AU - Lau N.
PY - 2012
SP - 171
EP - 179
DO - 10.5220/0003749701710179