ISCA Archive AVSP 2013
ISCA Archive AVSP 2013

Avatar user interfaces in an OSGi-based system for health care services

Sascha Fagel, Andreas Hilbert, Christopher Mayer, Martin Morandell, Matthias Gira, Martin Petzold

We present a system to display text information by an animated talking avatar suitable for health care services. Speech animation parameters are calculated by a co-articulation model from the phone chain extracted from the text-to-speech processing step. An animation script that layers body movements and speech animation is generated and then rendered and converted into an h.264 video by a computer game engine. The animation system is attached to AALuis, an OSGi-based system for care services for older adults within a European research project.

Index Terms: character animation; ambient assisted living; audiovisual speech synthesis; health care service; avatar


Cite as: Fagel, S., Hilbert, A., Mayer, C., Morandell, M., Gira, M., Petzold, M. (2013) Avatar user interfaces in an OSGi-based system for health care services. Proc. Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, 173-174

@inproceedings{fagel13_avsp,
  author={Sascha Fagel and Andreas Hilbert and Christopher Mayer and Martin Morandell and Matthias Gira and Martin Petzold},
  title={{Avatar user interfaces in an OSGi-based system for health care services}},
  year=2013,
  booktitle={Proc. Auditory-Visual Speech Processing},
  pages={173--174}
}