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EU   Homey
Home monitoring through an intelligent dialogue system
keywords Main objective
Tele-medicine, Patient home monitoring, Chronic disease, Breast Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes, Medical guideline, Process modelling, Abstract task specification, Ontology, Semantic dictionary, Semantic network, User model, Voice, VoiceXML, Speech, Automatic speech recognition (ASR), Text-to-Speech (TTS), Spoken dialogue, Adaptive dialogue, Dialogue manager, Intelligent dialogue system (IDS), High-level dialogue specification Web call centre, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Telephone, Multimodal, Multimodal browser, multilingual. Development of speech and natural language user interfaces for clinical decision support systems.
The purpose of the HOMEY project is to carry out research and develop technology to be used for deploying innovative tele-medicine services. These new services will be based on an Intelligent Dialogue System (IDS), designed and developed to manage an incremental dialogue between a tele-medicine system and a patient, taking into account user needs, preferences and the time course of her/his disease.

Intelligent dialogue requires the representation of goals, intentions, and beliefs about the effectiveness of the interaction in terms of quality of health care management. The dialogue system will require dynamic adaptation in order to understand the patientís medical problems and the physicianís goals, handle misunderstandings, and carry-out argumentation regarding therapy options. In order to support such adaptation, a representation of the medical domain knowledge, the evolution of the disease of a specific patient, and the history of user-system interactions need to be represented.

Multilingual demonstrators

Homey is developing dialogue demonstrators for Hypertension, Diabetes and Breast Cancer care in English English and Italian Italiano using the current voice-based standard, VoiceXML, for spoken interaction.

start date end date location support
2004 EU EU Fifth Framework IST programme.
contact Website
Massimo Bertoncini
Entry in directory: June 25 2003
Last main update: June 25 2003

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