The AGENT workshop (MultimodAl siGnal sensing and analysis for assistive EnviroNments for improving qualiTy-of-life) was organized by our i-Prognosis partners from CERTH and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in cooperation with the Horizon 2020 projects PROTEIN and EasyTV. The event took place on 7th of June during the PETRA conference in Corfu, Greece.

The workshop succeeded in attracting an interdisciplinary group of researchers who are involved in research related to early detection, assessment and monitoring of human health, habits and behaviour. It was dedicated to novel technologies that are applied on real or virtual environments and aims to enhance the quality of daily living, especially for people suffering from chronic conditions and disabilities such as Parkinson’s, loss of hearing and motor impairment. Specifically, the following papers were presented:

  • Mavropoulos, T., Meditskos, G., Kamateri, E., Symeonidis, S., Tzimikas, D., Papageorgiou, L., … & Kompatsiaris, I. (2019, June). A smart dialogue-competent monitoring framework supporting people in rehabilitation. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (pp. 499-508). ACM.
  • Meliones, A., & Duta, C. (2019, June). SeeSpeech: an Android application for the hearing impaired. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (pp. 509-516). ACM.
  • Grammatikopoulou, A., Grammalidis, N., Bostantjopoulou, S., & Katsarou, Z. (2019, June). Detecting hypomimia symptoms by selfie photo analysis: for early Parkinson disease detection. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (pp. 517-522). ACM.
  • Grammatikopoulou, A., Dimitropoulos, K., Bostantjopoulou, S., Katsarou, Z., & Grammalidis, N. (2019, June). Motion analysis of Parkinson diseased patients using a video game approach. In PETRA (pp. 523-527).
  • Padilla, B. E. O., Glushkova, A., Menychtas, D., & Manitsaris, S. (2019, June). Designing a web-based automatic ergonomic assessment using motion data. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (pp. 528-534). ACM.
  • Belmonte-Hernández, A., Theodoridis, T., González, M. B., Hernández-Peñaloza, G., Solachidis, V., Ramos, J. J., … & Daras, P. (2019, June). A novel framework for physical therapy rehabilitation monitoring and assessment in Parkinson disease patients using depth information. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (pp. 535-539). ACM.
  • Theodoridis, T., Solachidis, V., Dimitropoulos, K., Gymnopoulos, L., & Daras, P. (2019, June). A survey on AI nutrition recommender systems. In PETRA (pp. 540-546).
  • Krause, S., Haescher, M., Chodan, W., & Bieber, G. (2019, June). Nocturnal respiration pattern of healthy people as a hint for sleep state detection. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (pp. 547-553). ACM.

The workshop was attended by more than fifty persons and fruitful conversations and comments came from the interaction among researchers, faculty members, students and the target audience.