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Using ICT for Tacit Knowledge Preservation in Old Age

  • Isabel Marcelino
  • José Góis
  • Rosalía Laza
  • António Pereira
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 376)

Abstract

As the world population is aging, numerous challenges were raised. How to maintain a sustainable aging? How to increase the active role of older adults in society? How to promote healthy aging along with the improvement of social and technological inclusion and enhance emotional well-being? How to preserve the vast tacit knowledge existent in seniors? Pervasive computing can giving an enormous contribution to overcome this issues. In the present paper we introduce eService platform as a novel service ecosystem mainly developed for senior population, including life experiences and knowledge record service. We have researched and selected the most relevant accessibility guidelines concerning senior population and made a low fidelity prototype, followed by both fidelity prototypes, one with and one without guideline application. Finally we conducted usability tests and semi structured interviews with 6 individuals to validate our work. The experimental results demonstrated that the proposed guideline checklist was validated, well accepted and easy to use by seniors. They also validate the extreme importance of knowledge preservation.

Keywords

Gerontechnology Knowledge preservation Older adults 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was partially funded by the [14VI05] Contract-Programme from the University of Vigo.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Marcelino
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • José Góis
    • 3
  • Rosalía Laza
    • 1
  • António Pereira
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Higher Technical School of Computer EngineeringUniversity of Vigo, Polytechnic BuildingOurenseSpain
  2. 2.INOV INESC InnovationInstitute of New Technologies of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal
  3. 3.School of Technology and Management, Computer Science and Communications Research CentrePolytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal

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