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ECHOES: encouraging companionship, home organization, and entertainment in seniors

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ECHOES: encouraging companionship, home organization, and entertainment in seniors
The ECHOES project (Encouraging Companionship, Home Organization, and Entertainment in Seniors), is focused on understanding and improving aspects of companionship in senior populations aged sixty-five years and older. Individuals in this age range commonly experience the loss of close friends and life partners. Furthermore, they are at risk of suffering from feelings of loneliness and depression. The project team consulted with several experts on aging in order to better understand the target population. The team followed an iterative design process which included focus groups and field studies. Potential design possibilities were identified and a final design prototype was chosen after several rounds of usability testing. The proposed system includes "TeleTable," an interactive table-based device that offers intuitive means of arranging and organizing digital media. The TeleTable also functions in a communicative capacity, encouraging individuals to interact with each othe...
Justin Donaldson, Joshua Evnin, Sidharth Saxena
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Updated 30 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2005
Where CHI
Authors Justin Donaldson, Joshua Evnin, Sidharth Saxena
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