Let's stay in touch: Sharing photos for restoring social connectedness between rehabilitants, friends and family

Margaretha Catharina Maria Biemans, Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk, Pavan Dadlani, Aart van Halteren

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Abstract

A case study on the use of an existing photo sharing application in a spinal cord lesion rehabilitation centre is presented. The study focuses on enhancing social connectedness through sharing photos between rehabilitants and their families and friends. Four rehabilitants participated in this study for 6-7 weeks. Most photos sent related to sharing things in everyday life and keeping the rehabilitant informed about regular events. The combination of interviews and content analysis reveals that only a minority of the photos lead to follow-up communication about the contents of the photos. Rehabilitants were positively surprised how spontaneous photo sharing simplified the way they could reconnect to their friends and family, without the immediate need or obligation to engage in a (phone) conversation.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'09
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages179-186
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-819-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2009

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Keywords

  • METIS-265247
  • IR-68854
  • Photo-sharing
  • Social connectedness
  • HMI-HF: Human Factors
  • EWI-16992
  • Rehabilitation

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Biemans, M. C. M., van Dijk, E. M. A. G., Dadlani, P., & van Halteren, A. (2009). Let's stay in touch: Sharing photos for restoring social connectedness between rehabilitants, friends and family. In Proceedings of the 11th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'09 (pp. 179-186). [10.1145/1639642.1639674] New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1639642.1639674
Biemans, Margaretha Catharina Maria ; van Dijk, Elisabeth M.A.G. ; Dadlani, Pavan ; van Halteren, Aart. / Let's stay in touch: Sharing photos for restoring social connectedness between rehabilitants, friends and family. Proceedings of the 11th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'09. New York : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2009. pp. 179-186
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Let's stay in touch: Sharing photos for restoring social connectedness between rehabilitants, friends and family. / Biemans, Margaretha Catharina Maria; van Dijk, Elisabeth M.A.G.; Dadlani, Pavan; van Halteren, Aart.

Proceedings of the 11th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'09. New York : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2009. p. 179-186 10.1145/1639642.1639674.

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Biemans MCM, van Dijk EMAG, Dadlani P, van Halteren A. Let's stay in touch: Sharing photos for restoring social connectedness between rehabilitants, friends and family. In Proceedings of the 11th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'09. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2009. p. 179-186. 10.1145/1639642.1639674 https://doi.org/10.1145/1639642.1639674