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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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9102)


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.


Ambient assisted living Smart caring home Elderly Chronic disease Human-Computer Interaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristian-Dan Bara
    • 1
    • 2
  • Miriam Cabrita
    • 1
    • 2
  • Harm op den Akker
    • 1
    • 3
  • Hermie J. Hermens
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Telemedicine GroupRoessingh Research and DevelopmentAH EnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Telemedicine Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of TwenteAE EnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centre for Monitoring and CoachingUniversity of TwenteAE EnschedeThe Netherlands

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