Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Design and development of augmentative and alternative digital home control interface

Matteo Pastorino, Juan Bautista Montalvá Colomer, Maria Teresa Arredondo, Maria Fernanda Cabrera Umpiérrez

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This paper describes a Digital Home Interface capable of adapting layouts, styles and contents to device capability, user preferences and appliances’ features; designed with a combination of web technologies, standard languages for abstract interface definition and AAC systems. The Home Automation architecture is characterized by devices’ independence, combining eXtensible Markup Language and Cascading Style Sheet, web technologies standard languages for abstract interface definition and two basic Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems with a Java based platform. This paper includes the result of a preliminary experiment, conducted with 4 users with cerebral palsy that are daily users of Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems in October 2011

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