Adding momentum to human abilities: lessons from research into computer-based systems for people with physical impairments

Norman Alm, Andrew McKinlay, Alan F. Newell, John L. Arnott

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    Abstract

    The goal of developing completely autonomous systems which exhibit complex behaviour, and which are robust in their encounters with the real world is an ambitious one which may not be realised totally. However, powerful and useful systems can be developed which, although requiring continuous human intervention, magnify human abilities significantly. One area in which we might look to find guidelines for following this approach to augmenting human abilities is in the development of technical systems to assist people with a physical and mental impairments. Research in this area is producing a number of examples of human-machine symbiosis which are instructive. A number of such prototype systems are described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1993
    Subtitle of host publicationsystems engineering in the service of humans
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages356-360
    Number of pages5
    Volume4
    ISBN (Print)0780309111
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1993
    EventIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1993: systems engineering in the service of humans - Le Touquet, France
    Duration: 17 Oct 199320 Oct 1993

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1993: systems engineering in the service of humans
    CountryFrance
    CityLe Touquet
    Period17/10/9320/10/93

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    Alm, N., McKinlay, A., Newell, A. F., & Arnott, J. L. (1993). Adding momentum to human abilities: lessons from research into computer-based systems for people with physical impairments. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1993: systems engineering in the service of humans (Vol. 4, pp. 356-360). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.1993.390738