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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 At PETRA, 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.

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Published date: 9 January 2009
Additional Information: Event Dates: June 9 - 13 2009
Venue - Dates: PETRA, Greece, 2009-06-09 - 2009-06-13
Keywords: Messaging, multimodal communication, ambient social experiences
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 267177
PURE UUID: 95307a3f-43a4-4b44-b635-cfa7ce57aaca
ORCID for David E. Millard: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 09 Mar 2009 14:11
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:07

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Author: Clare J. Owens Hooper
Author: David E. Millard ORCID iD
Author: Andy Stanford-Clark

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