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Designing Acceptable Assisted Living Services for Elderly Users

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Designing Acceptable Assisted Living Services for Elderly Users
With today's technology, elderly users could be supported in living independently in their own homes for a prolonged period of time. Commercially available products enable remote monitoring of the state of the user, enhance social networks, and even support elderly citizens in their everyday routines. Whereas technology seems to be in place to support elderly users, one might question the value of present solutions in terms of solving real user problems such as loneliness and self-efficacy. Furthermore, products tend to be complex in use and do not relate to the reference framework of elderly users. Consequently, acceptability of many present solutions tends to be low. This paper presents a design vision of assisted living solutions that elderly love to use. Based on earlier work, five concrete design goals have been identified that are specific to assisted living services for elderly users. The vision is illustrated by three examples of ongoing work; these cases present the desig...
Martijn H. Vastenburg, Thomas Visser, Marieke Verm
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where AMI
Authors Martijn H. Vastenburg, Thomas Visser, Marieke Vermaas, David V. Keyson
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