MarkerClock: A Communicating Augmented Clock for Elderly

  • Yann Riche
  • Wendy Mackay
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4663)


This paper presents markerClock, a communication appliance embedded into a clock and designed for seniors as a simple and intuitive device. MarkerClock enhances seniors’ connectedness to their social networks, particularly friends, neighbors and relatives, therefore increasing the potential of human communication for providing and receiving care. In doing so, markerClock supports reciprocal care behaviors observed during our initial user study, which could be used to leverage the need for institutionalized care. This paper describes markerClock and its implementation of both passive and active communications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yann Riche
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wendy Mackay
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIA/LRI and Univ. Paris-SudFrance
  2. 2.Univ. of QueenslandAustralia

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