Supporting the elderly at home using aware systems

Although there are more and more technological solutions available for creating personalized solutions for supporting elderly at home, there is no unified design approach for user-system interaction. Typically, each device has its own interface and usability is minimal. Most appliances communicate with the user at the function rather than task level.

Goals of the project

The primary project goal was to develop an integrated user interface for task-level control of communication and home automation facilities, instead of a functional based integrated system. The elderly-targeted interface and interaction concepts will be used to create personalized assisted living services that fit into everyday life, in close collaboration with industry and home care service providers (thuiszorginstellingen), and will be extensively tested in users homes.

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