A Pilot Study in Using a Smart Voice Messaging System to Create a Reflection-in-Caregiving Workshop

  • Taro Sugihara
  • Yuji Hirabayashi
  • Kentaro Torii
  • Tetsuro Chino
  • Naoshi Uchihira
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8515)


This paper describes a pilot study in terms of reflection-in-caregiving with an assistive technology employing smart messaging by Bluetooth for location identification and annotation for tweets. We conducted 3 sorts of investigations (i.e. questionnaire of role stress, semi-structured interview and reflection workshop) to explore potential for inducing caregiver’s behavior change by the assistive technology. Thereafter, we concluded that the assistive technology shows the potential of reflection and behavior change.


People with dementia caregiving reflection workshop case study massaging system with voice tweeting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Taro Sugihara
    • 1
  • Yuji Hirabayashi
    • 2
    • 4
  • Kentaro Torii
    • 3
  • Tetsuro Chino
    • 3
  • Naoshi Uchihira
    • 4
  1. 1.Okayama UniversityKita-kuJapan
  2. 2.Shimizu CorporationChuo-kuJapan
  3. 3.Toshiba CorprationKawasakiJapan
  4. 4.Japan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyNomiJapan

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