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MIRATAR: a virtual caregiver for active and healthy ageing.

Santofimia, Maria J.; Villanueva, Felix J.; Dorado, Javier; Rubio, Ana; Fernández-Bermejo, Jesus; Llumiguano, Henry; del Toro, Xavier; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Lopez, Juan C.


Maria J. Santofimia

Felix J. Villanueva

Javier Dorado

Ana Rubio

Jesus Fernández-Bermejo

Henry Llumiguano

Xavier del Toro

Juan C. Lopez


Pier Luigi Mazzeo

Emanuele Frontoni

Stan Sclaroff

Cosimo Distante


Despite the technology advances in the field of virtual assistant and activity monitoring devices, older adults are still reluctant to embrace this technology, specially when it comes to employ it to manage health-related issues. This paper presents a work in progress for a virtual caregiver, based on the Internet of Thing paradigm, that employs different technological solutions for information gathering and intervention delivery. The ultimate goal of this virtual caregiver is to support people empowerment to actively contribute to frailty and multimorbidity management and risk mitigation. To this end, user acceptance and willingness to use the propose solution has to be ensured. This work in progress starts with the hypothesis that by embedding the proposed technology in a smart mirror device will improve user acceptance and willingness to use. This paper presents the vision and overall architecture and future work will address the evaluation of user acceptance and the use intention.


SANTOFIMIA, M.J., VILLANUEVA, F.J., DORADO, J., RUBIO, A., FERNÁNDEZ-BERMEJO, J., LLUMIGUANO, H., DEL TORO, X., WIRATUNGA, N. and LOPEZ, J.C. 2022. MIRATAR: a virtual caregiver for active and healthy ageing. In Mazzeo, P.L., Frontoni, E., Sclaroff, S. and Distante, C. (eds.) Image analysis and processing: ICIAP 2022 workshops; revised selected papers from the proceedings of the 21st International conference on image analysis and processing (ICIAP 2022) international workshops, 23-27 May 2022, Lecce, Italy, part I. Lecture notes in computer science, 13373. Cham: Springer [online], pages 49-58. Available from:

Conference Name 21st International conference on image analysis and processing (ICIAP 2022)
Conference Location Lecce, Italy
Start Date May 23, 2022
End Date May 27, 2022
Acceptance Date Mar 10, 2022
Online Publication Date Aug 7, 2022
Publication Date Dec 31, 2022
Deposit Date Oct 10, 2022
Publicly Available Date Aug 8, 2023
Publisher Springer
Pages 49-58
Series Title Lecture notes in computer science
Series Number 13373
Series ISSN 0302-9743; 1611-3349
Book Title Image analysis and processing: ICIAP 2022 workshops
ISBN 9783031133206
Keywords Active and healthy ageing; Frailty and multimorbidity; Smart mirror
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