Sensor monitoring in the home: giving voice to elderly people

Marije Kanis, Saskia Robben, Judith Hagen, Anne Bimmerman, Natasja Wagelaar, Ben Kröse

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Abstract

This paper describes the approach used to identify elderly people’s needs and attitudes towards applying ambient sensor systems for monitoring daily activities in the home. As elderly are typically unfamiliar with such ambient technology, interactive tools for explicating sensor monitoring –an interactive dollhouse and iPad applications for displaying live monitored sensor activity data– were developed and used for this study. Furthermore, four studies conducted by occupational therapists with more than 60 elderly participants –including questionnaires (n=41), interviews (n=6), user sessions (n=14) and field studies (n=2)– were conducted. The experiences from these studies suggest that this approach helped to democratically engage the elderly as end-user and identify acceptance issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationPervasiveHealth 2013: Venice, Italy May 5/8, 2013
EditorsMary Czerwinski , Oscar Mayora , Paul Lukowicz, Andrew Campbell , Venet Osmani
PublisherIEEE Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781936968800
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Venice, Italy
Duration: 5 May 20138 May 2013

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
Abbreviated titlePersavivehealth 2013
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period5/05/138/05/13

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