Personalized Smart Environments to Increase Inclusion of People with Down’s Syndrome
POSEIDON aims at developing a tablet app for people with Down’s Syndrome (DS) to become more independent and integrated. It follows an user-centered approach by involving primary (people with DS) and secondary users (parents, carers etc.). In order to assess the needs and requirements as well as the usage of technology of people with DS an online survey was conducted. Results indicate that a majority of them use tablets in their daily life. Most of the carers agree that technical assistants can help to overcome daily challenges and that there is a need for support in the fields of communication, socializing and school/work/learning. Important features and design aspects were mentioned.
KeywordsDown’s Syndrome Smart environment Inclusion Requirements
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