Identifying Existing, Accessible Touchscreen Games for People Living with Dementia

  • Phil Joddrell
  • Alexandra Hernandez
  • Arlene J. Astell
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9758)


Devices featuring touchscreen interfaces are considered to be intuitive and there is growing evidence that people with dementia are able to use them. The challenge is in identifying suitable and accessible activities on these devices. This research is attempting to develop a shareable framework that can be used to identify available touchscreen apps suitable for people living with dementia. The framework is separated in to two stages: (1) app identification and (2) app testing. Five touchscreen gaming apps have been identified using the framework so far, four of which have been tested by people living with dementia. Following each applied use, the framework has been adapted in response to the observed outcomes. The applied use of the app selection framework to date indicates that it has the potential to be a reliable and valid method of identifying accessible apps for people living with dementia.


Dementia Apps Touchscreen Games Framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phil Joddrell
    • 1
  • Alexandra Hernandez
    • 2
  • Arlene J. Astell
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare, ScHARRUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health SciencesTorontoCanada

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