Towards a Social Fabric for Pervasive Assistive Environments

Owens Hooper, Clare J., Millard, David E. and Stanford-Clark, Andy (2009) Towards a Social Fabric for Pervasive Assistive Environments. In, PETRA, Corfu, Greece, 09 - 13 Jun 2009.


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The digital divide refers to a lack of technological access, part of which involves exclusion from a blooming arena of social interaction. People without mobile phones or PCs cannot access email, SMS or social networking websites; this includes many groups, such as the elderly, who can become vulnerable without good social contact. By enabling multimodal access to a variety of communication channels, including ubiquitous ones such as televisions and home telephones, this set of people can be included in such interactions. This paper describes a prototype pervasive messaging infrastructure for multimodal communications, and how it can be used as an assistive environment. Our eventual aim is to create a social fabric, a pervasive infrastructure layer to support more complex social experiences in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: June 9 - 13 2009
Keywords: Messaging, multimodal communication, ambient social experiences
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 267177
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2009 14:11
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:13
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