Ambient Intelligence for Health and Cognitive Enhancement
Papers from the 2015 AAAI Spring Symposium
Takashi Kido, Keiki Takadama, Program Chair
Technical Report SS-15-01
Published by The AAAI Press, Palo Alto, California.
Ambient intelligence (that is, intelligence embedded in environment) is a system and an information technology that can adapt to human activities in living environment. As the characteristics of ambient intelligence, its system or information technology (1) is embedded into the environment; (2) can recognize the situational context of subject; (3) can be personalized to subject; (4) can change in response to subject; and (5) can anticipate desires of subject.
One of potential applications in ambient intelligence is healthcare. For example, the health monitoring system embedded in the environment is useful for aged persons to check their health without entering a hospital, which contributes to health enhancement by controlling their health conditions. Another important potential of ambient intelligence from the viewpoint of healthcare enhances our cognitive capability by using many sensors. For example, many vital data from many sensors recognize health conditions more accurately than a single vital data, which contributes to cognitive enhancement. These aspects suggest that ambient intelligence contributes to our health and cognitive enhancement.
This symposium is aimed at sharing latest progress, current challenges and potential applications for our health and cognitive enhancement in the context of ambient intelligence.