Multimodal Interaction

AmI is supposed to support humans to reach their goals by engaging them in "natural" dialogues, possibly through the introduction into the intelligent environment of suitably-designed multimodal interfaces that offer the opportunity for communicating using multiple natural interaction modes such as speech, eye gaze, gestures and haptics.
While it will take some time to see full-featured AmI scenarios in place, the time seems mature for exploiting the capabilities of multimodal interfaces with a view to their future integration in AmI environments. In addition, interest in multimodality has recently been renewed due to the diffusion of mobile devices and to the awareness that multimodal interfaces can make, right from the present day, a valuable contribution to achieving universal access in the information society.