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Title: Emotive computing may have a role in telecare
Authors: Ball, Leslie D.
Bradley, David A.
Brownsell, Simon
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Computing & Engineering Systems
Keywords: Telecommunication in medicine
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: Royal Society of Medicine Press
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: This is the author's final version of this article. Published version (c)Royal Society of Medicine Press, available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/jtt.2011.011001
Citation: Ball, L., Bradley, D.A. and Brownsell, S. 2011. Emotive computing may have a role in telecare. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 17(6): pp.279-280. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/jtt.2011.011001
Abstract: This brief paper sets out arguments for the introduction of new technologies into telecare and lifestyle monitoring that can detect and monitor the emotive state of patients. The significantly increased use of computers by older people will enable the elements of emotive computing to be integrated with features such as keyboards and webcams, to provide additional information on emotional state. When this is combined with other data, there will be significant opportunities for system enhancement and the identification of changes in user status, and hence of need. The ubiquity of home computing makes the keyboard a very attractive, economic and non-intrusive means of data collection and analysis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/1057
ISSN: 1357-633X
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