, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp 115-129
Date: 10 Jan 2012

Assisted living solutions for the elderly through interactive TV

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Abstract

In this paper we present an application called Med-reminder, which extends the functionality of existing devices providing interactive TV and helps to increase the quality of life for the elderly. The Med-reminder application is used to remind people to take their medicines correctly and on time or to call a relative or a medical person in an emergency situation. Since the graphical user interface was adapted for the elderly, Med-reminder is easy to use without previous training. For evaluating the graphical user interface, navigation and the general usability of the application, and hence the identification of key aspects that increase the adoption rate of assisted living applications among the target population, a methodology for a user evaluation study was designed and conducted. User evaluation study results are presented in the paper.