Selected Publications

"Enhancing Virtual Reality Systems with Smart Wearable Devices"
"Do Human Cognitive Differences in Information Processing Affect Preference and Performance of CAPTCHA?"

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"Performance Vs. Freshness in Web Database Applications"

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"Optimized Query Routing Trees for Wireless Sensor Networks"

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Latest Publication

"Effects of human cognitive differences on interaction and visual behavior in graphical user authentication"

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AAL Group - Ambient Assisted Living

The AAL JP group’s activities aim to create better condition of life for the older adults and to strengthen the industrial opportunities in Europe through the use of information and communication technology (ICT). The group is focusing on integrating the latest research in fall prevention, geriatric exercise physiology, imagery for healing, and brain fitness in our holistic, mind-body approach to healthy living for all stages of aging and supports the elderly’s activities of daily life. It carries out its mandate through the funding of national and international projects that involves small and medium enterprises (SME), research bodies and user’s organizations (representing the older adults).

Ambient Assisted Living is understood as:

  • to extend the time people can live in their preferred environment by increasing their autonomy, self-confidence and mobility
  • to support maintaining health and functional capability of the elderly individuals
  • to promote a better and healthier lifestyle for individuals at risk
  • to enhance the security, to prevent social isolation and to support maintaining the multifunctional network around the individual
  • to support careers, families and care organizations
  • to increase the efficiency and productivity of used resources in the ageing societies

The specific aims are to:

  • Foster the emergence of innovative ICT-based products, services and systems for ageing well at home, in the community, and at work, thus increasing the quality of life, autonomy, participation in social life, skills and employability of elderly people, and reducing the costs of health and social care
  • Create a critical mass of research, development and innovation at national and EU level in technologies and services for ageing well in the information society, including the establishment of a favorable environment for participation by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Improve conditions for industrial exploitation by providing a coherent European framework for developing common approaches and facilitating the localization and adaptation of common solutions which are compatible with varying social preferences and regulatory aspects at national or regional level across Europe
  • Proactive end-user involvement
  • Defined market segment(s), use cases and target group(s) and address the wishes and needs of these specific group(s)

Participating Projects

Miraculous-Life, SocialRobot, Co-Living, MELCO, MPower, HealthService24, Linkcare, DITIS

Selected Publications

Hanke S., Meinedo H., Portugal D., Belk M., Quintas J., Christodoulou E., Sili M., Dias M., & Samaras G. (2015) "CogniWin – A Virtual Assistance System for Older Adults at Work" Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2015), Los Angeles, USA, Springer-Verlag, HCI (26) 2015: 257-268

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Belk M., Portugal D., Christodoulou E., & Samaras G. (2015) "CogniMouse: On Detecting Users’ Task Completion Difficulty through Computer Mouse Interaction" Proceedings of the Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015), Seoul, South Korea, ACM Press, 1019-1024

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Kouta C., Kaite C., Samaras G. (2013) "Mobile Elderly Living Community (MELCO): The Development of the Social Community Model. A Case Study " International Journal of Caring Sciences, 6(3): 402-411

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