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2009 09 06 Pascal Industrial Club Technosite


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2009 09 06 Pascal Industrial Club Technosite

  1. 1. PASCAL 2 Industrial Dissemination Day Technosite Jaisiel Madrid Sánchez José Ángel Martínez Usero Scientific Director of INREDIS project 21 de mayo, 2009
  2. 2. Technosite Challenges for e-inclusion <ul><li>Recognise the value of human diversity. </li></ul><ul><li>Large numbers of people are excluded by preconceived ideas about what is or is not “normal”. </li></ul><ul><li>e-inclusion is not only a social necessity. </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge is demonstrating the economic opportunities to the market. </li></ul><ul><li>Products and services must be designed for diversity </li></ul>
  3. 3. Technosite Who benefits from e-inclusion? <ul><li>Technology enhances daily living for the elderly and people with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>The number of people who benefit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Spain: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Almost 4.1 million people with disabilities; 7.5 million people over 65 (1) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>40% of the population, directly or indirectly (2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Europe: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>44.6 million people with disabilities (3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People > 65 years projected to increase to 151.5 million in 2060 (4) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(1) Survey on Disability in Spain 2007 (Edad 07) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(2) “Primer Plan de Accesibilidad de España 2004-2012” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(3) “Men and women with disabilities in the EU”, Applica, CESEP and Alphametrics, 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(4) “Ageing characterises the demographic perspectives of the European societies”, Eurostat report 72/2008. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Technosite Technosite: a technological description <ul><li>Fundosa Technosite, S. A., which operates under the brand name Technosite, is a technology and consultancy company belonging to the business corporation of ONCE Foundation , which in turn belongs to ONCE, the National Organisation of the Spanish Blind . </li></ul><ul><li>Technosite is a company working in the field of the social economy : has a wide experience in research and development of accessible and interoperable ICT technology . </li></ul><ul><li>Technosite has developed social studies into the needs and preferences regarding the use of technologies among different groups of users with disabilities, what allows us to identify opportunities in applied technologies for people with disabilities and elderly . </li></ul><ul><li>Over 70% of Technosite’s staff are people with disabilities and it is precisely this which gives us our competitive edge, since all our technological development and consultancy activities are carried out with accessibility and design for all criteria. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technosite Technosite: a technological description <ul><li>Through our Brussels office, Technosite is regularly in direct contact with the European Commission , more intensely with the unit ICT for Inclusion, and participates frequently in expert meetings, workshops, policy surveys, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Technosite leads the INREDIS (INterfaces for RElations between Environment and people with DISabilities) research project and consortium. </li></ul><ul><li>INREDIS is a Spanish project for basic research into development of interoperable and accessible technology in Europe with a budget of €23.6 M, with a consortium consisting of 14 industrial partners and 18 research centres. </li></ul><ul><li>INREDIS intends to develop a global architecture for communication between people with disabilities and elderly to any market device. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Technosite Technosite: leader of the INREDIS consortium.
  7. 7. Technosite INREDIS research centers <ul><ul><li>Universidad Complutense de Madrid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universidad de Málaga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universidad del País Vasco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universidad Ramón Llull – La Salle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universidad de Extremadura </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universidad de Valencia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSIC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundación CIM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundación Vodafone España </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vicomtech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CETEMMSA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robotiker-Tecnalia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centro Tecnológico de Manresa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Software Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instituto Ibermática de Innovación </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnològic </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Technosite 3G accessibility is the future <ul><li>To incorporate accessibility criteria for all. </li></ul><ul><li>To interoperate with any other device (technical and semantical). </li></ul><ul><li>To have access everywhere and everytime. </li></ul><ul><li>To create naturally multimodal interaction channels </li></ul><ul><li>(able to reproduce moods and emotions). </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive user interfaces (focus on web interfaces ) </li></ul><ul><li>according to user needs, preferences, </li></ul><ul><li>expectations (“user capabilities”) and the technological </li></ul><ul><li>environment (“device capabilities”). </li></ul><ul><li>Security (store, autentication and communication). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Technosite 3G accessibility is the future <ul><li>Current situation: </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine that I’m blind and have a cellphone. I need a screen reader installed. </li></ul><ul><li>when I go to an ATM, to be accessible it must incorporate a specific screen reader; </li></ul><ul><li>the washing machine must incorporate a voice guide: </li></ul><ul><li>the traffic light must incorporate sounds or I need a device to activate the sound; </li></ul><ul><li>the display of an air-conditioner is totally inaccessible, </li></ul><ul><li>or the display at the airport, and so on... </li></ul>
  10. 10. Technosite 3G accessibility is the future The near future: Imagine that I’m blind and have a cellphone with a screen reader installed. Thanks to the architecture of interoperability, this device is able to interact with a cash dispenser, an air-conditioning panel or a washing machine. And a traffic light that tells me whether I can cross the road. That the bus I’m waiting for is approaching...
  11. 11. Technosite Machine learning and accessibility <ul><li>I n the context of INREDIS’ research, machine learning and accessibility are two wide areas that can intersect in numerous points. </li></ul><ul><li>Particularly, the following issues have been detected as an adequate technological base for building solutions according the above described vision: </li></ul><ul><li>Machine learning for psychophysiology-based interactions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brain-Computer Interaction (BCI): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eye tracking, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eye recognition and other biometric interfaces. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Technosite Machine learning and accessibility <ul><li>Multimodal interaction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>multimodal discourse and dialogue modeling: vision-based interfaces, speech and multimodal conversational interfaces (“meta dialogues”), haptic interfaces, emotional multimodal interaction, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>algorithms for multimodal data fusion (from one or more communication channels (“multichannel”)). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>multimodal assistance in task completion via detection of errors, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vehicular applications and navigational aids, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>computer-mediated human to human communication, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interfaces for intelligent environments and smart living spaces, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>evaluation techniques and methodologies for multimodal interfaces, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Technosite Machine learning and accessibility <ul><li>Adaptive user interfaces: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User modeling based on persistent (“user capabilities” –needs, preferences, expectations- and “device capabilities” –technical requirements-) and dynamic features: clustering, relevance feedback, multi-task learning, social computing, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive systems for handling personalization and user preferences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated adaptive user interface generation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multilingual interfaces. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matching of user models to assistive technologies and multimodal services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Input Feature selection and Input missing data. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Technosite Machine learning and accessibility <ul><li>Techniques for web content accessibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(adaptive web interfaces), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>automatic image labeling, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>web accessibility evaluation, </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Technosite Adaptive user interfaces <ul><li>Example: lexical level: </li></ul>
  16. 16. Technosite Multimodality <ul><li>Example: Embodied agents and gesture interaction. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Technosite Multimodality <ul><li>Example: Embodied agents. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Technosite Contact and Further information <ul><li>F ind a description of the Technosite organization in the enclosed document or in the website: http:// /en/ </li></ul><ul><li>Visit INREDIS website for more information regarding this research project: </li></ul><ul><li>INREDIS youtube channel: </li></ul><ul><li>INREDIS community in ePractice: / community / inredis </li></ul>Jaisiel Madrid Sánchez: [email_address] (R&D Consultant)
  19. 19. Technosite <ul><li>José Ángel Martínez Usero: </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Director of the INREDIS project and Project Co-ordinator of Brussels Office for INREDIS internationalization plan : </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>