Increasing Family Involvement in Elderly Care

  • Jasper Jeurens
  • Koen van Turnhout
  • René Bakker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8520)


This paper describes the design and field trial of the Dynamic Collage, a system which aims support extended family members to take part in the care for an elderly person in a light way manner by sending photos to a digital frame in the elderly home. We evaluated the dynamic collage in a field trial of 4-6 weeks with two families, yielding positive results. Photo-sharing was seen as a valuable contribution by the elderly person and all family members, it provided narrative support for visitors of the elderly and it led to an increased awareness of caregiving behavior and increased cohesion in the family. The study shows there is an opportunity to include Awareness Systems and Persuasive Technology within a participation ecology, which could be beneficial for health care.


Persuasive Technology Awareness System Health Care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jasper Jeurens
    • 1
  • Koen van Turnhout
    • 1
  • René Bakker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Technology, Communication and MediaHAN University of Applied SciencesArnhemThe Netherlands

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