REVISING THE THEORY OF SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING SOCIAL IMPACT CONSIDERATIONS IN DISTRIBUTED ASSISTIVE SYSTEMS FOR THE LEARNING DISABLED

Stapleton, Larry and Duffy, D and Lakov, D and Jordanova, M and Lyng, M (2004) REVISING THE THEORY OF SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING SOCIAL IMPACT CONSIDERATIONS IN DISTRIBUTED ASSISTIVE SYSTEMS FOR THE LEARNING DISABLED. Proceedings of the International Multitrack Conference of Advances in Control Systems.

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Abstract

the relationship between humans and advanced technology can be viewed as a network of interests of technical and non-technical agents. Drawing upon instrumental realist approaches as set out in agent network theory the paper describes a project currently underway in Ireland and Bulgaria which delivers comprehensive, assistive systems for people with learning disabilities. These systems address many of the difficulties associated with current assistive technology (AT) programmes, problems typically associated with the narrow focus of AT upon technology solutions. Whilst limited, it delivers a sound ethical basis for technology-centred programmes, and new trajectories for engineering research.

Item Type: Article
Departments or Groups: Centre for INformation SYstems and TEchno-culture
Divisions: School of Science
Depositing User: Admin SSL
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2008 15:17
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:25
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/1106

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