The design adaptation of the virtual assistant anne for moderate dementia patients and their formal caregivers in protected environment tests

Vera Stara*, Michiel de Jong, Elisa Felici, Daniel Bolliger, Edith Birrer, Viviane von Döllen, Lorena Rossi, Marcel Heerink

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Abstract

Dementia has become a major health problem with an equally important economic impact on our society and enabling patients with dementia and their caregivers to improve their quality of life and dignity is a great challenge. A significant solution to meet the challenge, could be the use of Personal Virtual Assistant (PVA). The aim of this paper is to share the know-how reached in the design and adaptation of the Personal Virtual Assistant “Anne” for moderate dementia patients and their formal caregivers. The paper presents the results of the first iteration of protected environment tests in Italy and Luxembourg.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2019
EditorsNancy J. Lightner, Jay Kalra
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages270-279
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030204501
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAHFE International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2019 - Washington, United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201928 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume957
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2019
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period24/07/1928/07/19

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Personal Virtual Assistant
  • User Centred Design

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