Excerpts: Pervasive computing's earliest adapters will
be old people, according to medical experts and AI gurus at a conference here
hosted by Intel Research.
Speakers at "Computing, Cognition and Caring for Future Elders" discussed
infrared badges that track patients, mirrors that spot suspicious moles,
accelerometers that detect falls, and computers that remind the incontinent to
visit the toilet at regular intervals. (...)
"The goal is not to have Spielberg's A.I. pop out the other end of this,
but something that can learn, suggest, help and assist."