The Independent LifeStyle AssistantTM (I.L.S.A.): Lessons Learned

Karen Zita Haigh, Liana M. Kiff, Janet Myers, Valerie Guralnik, Kathleen Krichbaum, John Phelps, Tom Plocher and David Toms

Honeywell Technology Center,
3660 Technology Drive,
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Honeywell Laboratories Technical Report number ACS-P03-023, 3660 Technology Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55418. December 2003.

The Independent LifeStyle AssistantTM (I.L.S.A.) is an agent-based monitoring and support system to help elderly people to live longer in their homes by reducing caregiver burden. I.L.S.A. is a multiagent system that incorporates a unified sensing model, situation assessments, response planning, real-time responses and machine learning. This paper describes the six-month study of the system we fielded in elder's homes and the major we lessons learned during development.

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            author="Karen Zita Haigh and Liana M. Kiff and Janet Myers and
                          Valerie Guralnik and  Kathleen Krichbaum and
                         John Phelps and  Tom Plocher and David Toms",
            title="The {I}ndependent {L}ife{S}tyle
                       {A}ssistant$^{\mbox{\tiny\sc TM}}$ ({I.L.S.A.}):
                    Lessons Learned",
            month="December", year=2003,
            institution="Honeywell Laboratories",
            address="3660 Technology Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55418",