The Integrated Runtime Environment - IRE aims at providing accessible user interfaces aligned to the individual needs and preferences of diverse users. For this purpose it includes three major functional modules:
- Support of diverse and individually tailored AT (mainly for motor impaired users)provided by the AsTeRICS runtime environment (ARE)
- Access to a variety of products and services via user interface sockets as defined by the Universal Remote Console (URC)
- Serving flexible, runtime adaptive user interfaces that match dynamic personal, technical and environmental requirements using MyUI
The IRE enables to lower development costs and simplify the development of assistive solutions, mainly through the capabilities the IRE offers to developers, in terms of reusing a variety of components (e.g., ARE bundles, URC targets/controllers, MyUI adaptive interfaces) and functionalities. The Integrated Runtime Environment also aims to offer appropriate interactions to heterogeneous groups of users, and in addition, overcome interoperability problems of heterogeneous devices and services.
Prosperity4All, D203.1 Runtime Environment Final Prototype
Repository for Task T203.3 of the Prosperity4All project
About this version
This is a experimental prototype, developed to demonstrate the above mentioned goals. This repository shows the status of the project as of July 2017. The included technologies AsTeRICS and MyUI are continiously improved in their own Github repositories. Support for The used URC/UCH implementation has stopped. The relevant concepts have been moved to the URC4ESH implementation. Please have a look at these repositories to get the latest snapshots.
IRE Installation & Testing Videos
Installation & Testing IRE part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59QCy2KHReQ&feature=youtu.be
Installation & Testing IRE part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AadTTfL56ZI
Installation & Testing IRE part 3 (scenario): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdIMmnrsH7s
32-bit Java SE Development Kit (8 or above)
Web browser (Chrome Version 45 or above for MyUI)
To test or use the complete solution, the following platforms should be installed and configured appropriately:
It is required to:
download the content from this link: https://github.com/mariokom/RuntimeEnvironment
extract the contents of the folder to a preferred location
Important: let "REFolderPath" be this location
This is a Quickstart Guide. For more information refer to the the Runtime Environment Setup manual:
Step 1: By default, AsTeRICS is configured to communicate with UCH on the same machine (localhost). If there is a need for UCH to run on a different machine, please see Section 4 of the Runtime Environment Setup manual, otherwise no further actions are required: the AsTeRICS files are precompiled and preconfigured.
Step 2: Install GPII by using the installer to be found here: ‘REFolderPath/GPII/GPII.160119.044327.msi’
Step 3: Run (double click) the ‘REFolderPath/auto-conf.bat’ file with administrator privileges (right click on the file -> Run as administrator). The execution of this file will automatically clone MyUI in order to be hosted by the UCH server, as well as configure the GPII framework. The execution window will prompt the user to enter the GPII installation folder path (the default GPII installation folder path will be similar or identical to ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\GPII’). If any errors occur during the execution of the file, if you do not have administrator privileges or if you are running a windows version older than Windows 7 it is recommended to substitute this step (Step 3) by following the instructions in
- Section 4.3 Installation
- Section 4.4 Configuration
of the Runtime Environment Setup manual.
To test that everything was installed and configured correctly, you can do the following:
Start GPII by executing the file located at /start.cmd.
Notify GPII that a specific persona was logged in by visiting this URI in the browser: localhost:8081/user/nicholas/login
The GPII will automatically start the three applications (AsTeRICS, MyUI, UCH).
AsTeRICS should take control of the mouse.
MyUI should appear on your screen, in chrome browser.
UCH should run on the background, ready to interact with AsTeRICS or MyUI and control the targeted devices or applications.
You may proceed by following Step 4 of the Head-ColouredLightBulb and WoehlkeWebsteckdose electricity outlet demo described in Sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the Runtime Environment Setup manual.
Close the program by logging out the persona by visiting the URI: ‘localhost:8081/user/nicholas/logout’
IRE Use Case Scenarios
In this document a use case scenario is described in order to show how the IRE can be used effectively in real life situations: