Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction Humain-Machine

Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction

The SWEET_HOME Project: Audio Technology in Smart Homes to improve Well-being and Reliance

In Proceedings of 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'13). pages 7298-7301. 2013.

Michel Vacher, Pedro Chahuara, Benjamin Lecouteux, Dan Istrate, François Portet, Thierry Joubert, Mohamed Sehili, Brigitte Meillon, Nicolas Bonnefond, Sébastien Fabre, Camille Roux, Sybille Caffiau


The SWEET-HOME project aims at providing audio-based interaction technology that lets the user have full control over their home environment, at detecting distress situations and at easing the social inclusion of the elderly and frail population. This paper presents an overview of the project focusing on the implemented techniques for speech and sound recognition as context-aware decision making with uncertainty. A user experiment in a smart home demonstrates the interest of this audio-based technology.