Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Martha Pollack, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Chair for Computer Science & Engineering
University of Michigan

Intelligent Assistive Technology: The present and the future

Wednesday – March 21, 2007
Pacific Forum – 3:00 p.m.

Recent advances in two areas of computer science - wireless sensor networks and AI inference strategies - have made it possible to envision a wide range of technologies that can improve the lives of people with people with physical, cognitive, and/or psycho-social impairments. Indeed, some of these same “assistive technologies” can also be a boon for people without impairments. This talk will survey current projects aimed at the development of intelligent assistive technology and will speculate about future design challenges and opportunities.

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