The Responsive Interactive Advocate: Harnessing Advances in Digital Technology to Support Care for Older People

Reeves, Jane and Garner, Tom and Powell, Wendy and Dickson, Blair and Carr, Valerie (2015) The Responsive Interactive Advocate: Harnessing Advances in Digital Technology to Support Care for Older People. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, . ISSN 1942-390X. E-ISSN 1942-3918. (Submitted) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article introduces RITA (Responsive InTeractive Advocate), a prototype software and elderly care service model that intends to support the restructuring of the multiple branches of healthcare into an integrative model structured around the individual user. The RITA service incorporates sophisticated artificial intelligence and emotion detection systems to support empathetic and expressive communication. The functionality of the system is wide, varied and modular in its potential to integrate with various existing and forthcoming assistive technologies. The vision of RITA is to promote good physical health alongside emotional wellbeing, and to support the retention of independence for older adults. The project is envisaged as a central component within a genuinely progressive service framework of healthcare. Within this article the design and functionality of RITA is outlined alongside an evidenced statement of its inherent value, an overview of development to date, and a review of the next steps that will enable the concept to be fully realised.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Rita, older adults, artificial intellegence, emotion detection
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Q Science
T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Jane Reeves
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 13:51 UTC
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 11:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47241 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Reeves, Jane: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1821-116X
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