Healthcare technologies are slowly entering into our daily lives, replacing old devices and techniques with newer intelligent ones. Although they are meant to help people, the reaction and willingness to use such new devices by the people can be unexpected, especially among the elderly. We conducted a usability study of a fall monitoring system in a long-term nursing home. The subjects were the elderly with advanced Alzheimer’s disease. The study presented here highlights some of the challenges faced in the use of wearable devices and the lessons learned. The results gave us useful insights, leading to ergonomics and aesthetics modifications to our wearable systems that significantly improved their usability and acceptance. New evaluating metrics were designed for the performance evaluation of usability and acceptability.
|Autori:||Stefano Abbate; Marco Avvenuti; Janet Light|
|Titolo:||Usability study of a wireless monitoring system among Alzheimer's Disease elderly population|
|Anno del prodotto:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1155/2014/617495|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|