A Tool-Based Methodology to Prototype Assisted-Living Applications – Københavns Universitet

A Tool-Based Methodology to Prototype Assisted-Living Applications

Talk by Charles Consel, INRIA / University of Bordeaux 

Abstract:

Because caregivers support people with disabilities in their daily life, they are most qualified to devise practical approaches to address these disabilities. Although, these approaches would greatly benefit from a host of technologies, this is often disregarded because of the level of expertise and development efforts involved.

This talk presents a step towards bridging the gap between technologies and caregivers. We describe a stepwise methodology that is directed by the goals expressed by a caregiver to address the disabilities of a person. This methodology is supported by a visual tool, called Pantagruel, dedicated to describing scenarios and turning them into a running pervasive computing application. We have developed a compiler for Pantagruel that targets a pervasive computing platform. Importantly, this platform includes a simulator that enables early testing of Pantagruel applications.

We applied our methodology to real-life scenarios for assisted living of intellectually impaired persons. We showed that our methodology is well-suited to analyze and model these real-life scenarios.

Host:

Kasper Hornbæk