4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Embedded assessment of aging adults: A concept validation with stakeholders

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8849,
        author={Matthew L. Lee and Anind K. Dey},
        title={Embedded assessment of aging adults: A concept validation with stakeholders},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2010},
        month={6},
        keywords={Embedded assessment; elders; concept validation;information needs; functional abilities; sensors.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8849}
    }
    
  • Matthew L. Lee
    Anind K. Dey
    Year: 2010
    Embedded assessment of aging adults: A concept validation with stakeholders
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8849
Matthew L. Lee1,*, Anind K. Dey1,*
  • 1: Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
*Contact email: matthew.lee@cs.cmu.edu, anind@cs.cmu.edu

Abstract

Sensing systems embedded in the homes of elders have the potential to monitor individuals for early signs of functional and cognitive decline. However, it is not clear how the data collected from these embedded assessment systems can be useful for elders to support awareness and for their doctors to make better diagnoses. We conduct a concept validation of embedded assessment sensing concepts with elders, family caregivers, and clinicians. We describe their reactions to the sensing concepts, their different information needs, how they would use the information, and what limits its usefulness and provide recommendations for designers of embedded assessment systems.