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Personification technologies: developing artificial companions for older people.

Conference Proceeding
Mival, O., Cringean, S., & Benyon, D. (2004)
Personification technologies: developing artificial companions for older people. In CHI 2004 conference proceedings : Connect
This paper reports on the work of the UTOPIA project, a consortium of four Scottish universities concerned with technology issues for older people, focusing specifically on ar...

Evaluating human-machine conversation for appropriateness.

Conference Proceeding
Webb, N., Benyon, D., Hansen, P., & Mival, O. (2010)
Evaluating human-machine conversation for appropriateness. In Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10), 84-91
Evaluation of complex, collaborative dialogue systems is a difficult task.Traditionally, developers have relied upon subjective feedback from the user,and parametrisation over...

IoT for a shock warning system.

Journal Article
Brogan, J., Thuemmler, C., Mival, O., & Fricker, S. (2014)
IoT for a shock warning system. IEEE Internet of Things,
This technical paper details the interdependencies between Internet of Things (IoT) and latest Future Internet (FI) technology, demonstrated by using the example of a smart co...

How Was Your Day? evaluating a conversational companion

Journal Article
Benyon, D., Gambäck, B., Hansen, P., Mival, O., & Webb, N. (2012)
How Was Your Day? evaluating a conversational companion. IEEE transactions on affective computing, 4, 299-311. https://doi.org/10.1109/T-AFFC.2013.15
The “How Was Your Day” (HWYD) Companion is an embodied conversational agent that can discuss work-related issues, entering free-form dialogues that lack any clearly defined ta...

Scenarios for Companions.

Book Chapter
Benyon, D., & Mival, O. (2013)
Scenarios for Companions. In Your Virtual Butler: the making of, 79-96. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37346-6_8
This paper is concerned with understanding the needs of Companion owners (the people formerly known as ‘users’). The problem with developing technologies such as companions is...

In search of the cybermuse: supporting creative activity within product design.

Conference Proceeding
Mival, O. (2002)
In search of the cybermuse: supporting creative activity within product design. In J. Mottram, L. Candy, & T. Kavanagh (Eds.), Creativity & cognition : proceedings of the fourth Creativity & Cognition Conference : exhibition papers and posters : Loughborough University, Loughborough, 47-48
No abstract available.

Health: RFID makes surgery safer.

Book
Mival, O., Thuemmler, C., Schneider, A., Paulin, A., Kranzfelder, M., & Hasan, A. (2013)
Health: RFID makes surgery safer. In P. Cousin (Ed.), Internet of Things: Success Stories, 54-60. Internet of Things Council
This document presents a novel technique to reduce the risk of forgotten surgical towels in surgery. It is an application of IoT in field of healthcare. Integrating RFID tags ...

Interaction strategies for an affective conversational agent

Journal Article
Smith, C., Crook, N., Dobnik, S., Charlton, D., Boye, J., Pulman, S., …Cavazza, M. (2011)
Interaction strategies for an affective conversational agent. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 20, 395-411. https://doi.org/10.1162/PRES_a_00063
The development of embodied conversational agents (ECA) as companions brings several challenges for both affective and conversational dialogue. These include challenges in gen...

A social technological alignment matrix.

Presentation / Conference
Thuemmler, C., Mival, O., Lim Jumelle, A. K., Holanec, I., & Fricker, S. (2014, January)
A social technological alignment matrix. Paper presented at IEEE Healthcom 2014, Natal, Brazil
This paper refers to the term “implementation” as the process of integrating a new technology into established workflows. Especially in health care this has proven to be a ver...

Designing Blended Spaces for Collaboration.

Book
Benyon, D., & Mival, O. (2015)
Designing Blended Spaces for Collaboration. In A. Ferscha, S. Resmerita, C. Holzmann, M. Pieper, & C. Stephanidis (Eds.), Human Computer Confluence, 18-39. Konigswinter, Germany: De Gruyter Open. doi:10.1515/9783110471137-002
In this paper, we reflect on our experiences of designing, developing, implementing and using a real world, functional multi-touch enabled interactive collaborative environmen...
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Smuggler's Trail

2014 - 2014
The aim of the project is to investigate the digital tourism strategy for Glenlivet and to outline a design for the smugglers trail
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Soluis Dome User Interface

2015 - 2015
A digital dome is a large physical object that can fully immerse one or more users and present them digital material via rear projection onto the dome’s surface. Such a system presents unique and curr...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Visitor feedback data capture for VisitArran

2014 - 2014
To understand and explore the feasibility of how Visit Arran can collect visitor feedback more efficiently and to reach a younger target audience.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

UTOPIA: usable Technology for Older People: inclusive and appropriate

2002 - 2004
The substantial opportunities presented to the IT industry by the ageing population of the developed world have been identified by the Foresight Programme. Older people currently control over 80% o...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £93,861

COMPANIONS

2006 - 2010
The COMPANIONS project developed virtual Companions for conversation to change the way people think about the relationships between people, computers and the Internet. This work has resulted system th...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £1,200,000

ArtMag Digital Development

2012 - 2012
IIDI has been successful in obtaining funding for a new collaborative project with ArtMag (Scotland's largest circulation art magazine) supported by the SFC Innovation Voucher Scheme. http://www.artma...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,865

Citizen Bank

2015 - 2015
Citizen Bank is looking to work with the University to explore the potential of using technology as a mechanism to aid in community participation. This collaboration seeks to explore the technical req...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Landscaping Digital Augmentation of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

2016 - 2016
I-POS produce an Intelligent Point of Sale application which runs on Apple iPad hardware for use in bars and restaurants. The application generates transaction based sales data and re-ordering data fr...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Historical Echoes

2012 - 2012
To develop an augmented reality digital tourism application
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £37,264

FI STAR

2013 - 2015
New ideas are on the way to make healthcare more accurate, more affordable and matching the needs of our changing societies. Demographic changes, progress in technology and in medicine offer options t...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £532,920