User interaction concepts in smart caring homes for elderly with chronic conditions

Cristian-Dan Bara, Miriam Cabrita, Harm op den Akker, Hermie J. Hermens

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    This article addresses the design and implementation of user interaction concepts for smart caring homes. Elderly suffering from age related frailty or chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and mild dementia are the targeted primary users. Their informal and formal caregivers are regarded as secondary users. The current smart home approach to user interaction is either too intrusive or too unobtrusive. This article proposes an alternative that implements both concepts in complementary interaction paradigms, using multiple types of feedback devices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInclusive Smart Cities and e-Health
    Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2015, Geneva, Switzerland, June 10-12, 2015, Proceedings
    EditorsAntoine Geissbühler, Jacques Demongeot, Mounir Mokhtari, Bessam Abdulrazak, Hamdi Aloulou
    Place of PublicationCham
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-19312-0
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-19311-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


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