Technology Evaluation for Improving Independence with Activities of Daily Living
We present a pilot case study evaluating the deployment of touch screen tablets in supported living situations to help improve the independence of individuals in their daily lives. Supported individuals who required prompting and reminders for their activities of daily living were provided with tablets in their homes supported by staff members who could set up daily reminders. This paper discusses the needs of supported individuals and staff, the deployment of the technology, and observations of the intended user population. Our focus here is on the observation of adaptation and abandonment factors of the technology by supported individuals and support staff.
KeywordsActivities of daily living Supported environments Technology adoptation and abandonment
We thank our participants, support staff, behavioral specialists, assistive technology specialist, and the technical support staff at Touch Stream Solutions.
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