3d International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

User-centered activity management system for elderly people - Empowering older people with interactive technologies to manage their activities at the retirement home

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6042,
        author={Otjacques Benoit and Krier Marc and Feltz Fernand and Ferring Dieter and Hoffmann Martine},
        title={User-centered activity management system for elderly people - Empowering older people with interactive technologies to manage their activities at the retirement home},
        proceedings={3d International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2009},
        month={8},
        keywords={Older people Elderly people RFID Tactile Terminal Retirement Home Management},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6042}
    }
    
  • Otjacques Benoit
    Krier Marc
    Feltz Fernand
    Ferring Dieter
    Hoffmann Martine
    Year: 2009
    User-centered activity management system for elderly people - Empowering older people with interactive technologies to manage their activities at the retirement home
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6042
Otjacques Benoit1,*, Krier Marc1,*, Feltz Fernand1,*, Ferring Dieter2,*, Hoffmann Martine2,*
  • 1: Informatics, Systems and Collaboration Department - ISC, Public Research Centre - Gabriel Lippmann, Belvaux, Luxembourg
  • 2: INSIDE Research Unit, University of Luxembourg, Walferdange, Luxembourg
*Contact email: otjacque@lippmann.lu, krier@lippmann.lu, feltz@lippmann.lu, dieter.ferring@uni.lu, martine.hoffmann@uni.lu

Abstract

This paper presents the preliminary results of a multi-disciplinary project aiming at studying technology supported life in a retirement home. The results of semi-structured interviews conducted with a group of 40 (semi-) autonomously living elderly persons are presented. In general they point in the direction of a “differential indication” of technologies in the sense of identifying personal solution for individual needs. Second, results show that the crucial dimension underlying the acceptance of technologies is the notion of personal control. The paper also identifies ten key design factors to build successful applications for elderly people. Finally an initial version of a new system mixing RFID, tactile screen and large display is described.