A Framework for Improving User Experience in Ambient Assisted Living

Robinet, Alexia, Picking, Rich and Grout, Vic (2008) A Framework for Improving User Experience in Ambient Assisted Living. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) refers to the integration of all kind of computerized devices into a home environment in order to provide their residents with a better quality of life. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can empower the growing elderly population by providing them with a longer independence, security and a lifestyle enhancement. In order to solve the problems of accessibility to elderly users who might have cognitive, physical or other limitations, interchangeable or adaptive interfaces are required. Looking into the future, adaptive interfaces with intelligent agents, known as assistive environments, can act as a substitute for care and benefit elderly users by increasing their level of activity and quality of life. This paper proposes a framework for improving the user experience by designing adaptive interfaces to support elderly people living in smart environments. This framework has been developed through experience of designing user interfaces for elderly and disabled users gained while conducting the EU-funded EASY LINE+ project (no. 045515).

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Additional Information: This paper was presented at the Fourth Collaborative Research Symposium on Security, E-learning, Internet and Networking (SEIN 2008), 5-9 November 2008, which was held at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, UK. It was published by the University of Plymouth, and the symposium proceedings are available at http://www.cscan.org/default.asp?page=sein08
Keywords: User experience, universal accessibility, adaptive interfaces, iterative design, elderly, disabilities
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Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:06
URI: https://glyndwr.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/157

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