The Persuasive Design for Aged People’s Health Behavior Change in the Domiciliary Health-Care Background
Ageing population in China is increasing, which is to be a sorely test to China’s pension services industry. Preventive treatment is an important concept of traditional Chinese medicine and keeping a healthy lifestyle is a good way to improve the health of senior citizen. Many elderly people become to pay more attention to improve their health self-management now, but many people don’t know how to trigger themselves in keeping daily health. These are the research background of this article. As to improving elders’ health behaviors, persuasive technology is applied. Persuasive Tech is broadly defined as the technology that is designed to change attitudes or behaviors of the users through persuasion and social influence, but not through coercion. DWI model is a tool to inspire the user’s behavior change. According to this model, we research on the method of persuasion in health-keeping. Then we design different prototypes based on this method about how to persuade elders change their health behaviors in daily routines.
KeywordsPersuasive technology Aged people Health behavior
Grateful acknowledgement is made to my supervisor M. Yang. I also owe my sincere gratitude to my friends in TU/e who gave me their help and time in listening to me and helping me work out the prototype. I also want to thank my students in ECUST who help to organize the workshop and do some designs in this topic.
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