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Assessing the Usefulness and Acceptance of HERMES MyFuture System in Two European Countries

  • Cristina Buiza
  • Ana Belén Navarro
  • Mari Feli Gonzalez
  • Arjan Geven
  • Manfred Tscheligi
  • Sebastian Prost
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 72)

Abstract

In this paper, the results of the first user trials of the HERMES system “Cognitive Care and Guidance for Active Aging”, a research project co-funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) are presented. In particular it describes how elderly users in Austria and Spain tested HERMES MyFuture, which aims to address prospective memory problems of elderly people by means of setting different kinds of appointments (time based, location based). In general, the system is perceived as useful and easy to use.

Keywords

Usefulness Assistive Technology Elderly Aging 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina Buiza
    • 1
  • Ana Belén Navarro
    • 1
  • Mari Feli Gonzalez
    • 1
  • Arjan Geven
    • 2
  • Manfred Tscheligi
    • 2
  • Sebastian Prost
    • 2
  1. 1.Fundación Instituto Gerontológico Matia – INGEMASan SebastiánSpain
  2. 2.Center for Usability Research and Engineering, CUREViennaAustria

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