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Designing Intelligent Wearable Product for Elderly Care: A Second User Study

  • Wen QiEmail author
  • Liang Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 156)

Abstract

With the rapid development of China’s economy, the aging population is getting larger. As science and technology advances, wearable devices have become ubiquitous because of their unique characteristics such as portability and ease of use. These characteristics make wearable devices being feasible tools to provide service for the elders so as to assist the daily life of the elderly people and solve their nursing problems. In this paper, the authors summarized their further investigation on how to design wearable products for home-based elderly care. Three aspects of wearable products including product form, functionality, and interaction style are studied. The goal of this study is to collect user requirements of wearable devices and provide design method and guidelines for designers.

Keywords

Design exploration Wearable device redesign Questionnaire User study Home-based elderly care 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The author would like to thank the Program for Professor of Special Appointment (Eastern Scholar) at Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning (No. TP2015029) for financial support. The study is also supported by “the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Donghua UniversityShanghaiChina

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