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Personalized Smart Environments to Increase Inclusion of People with Down’s Syndrome

Results of the Requirement Analysis
  • Eva Schulze
  • Anna Zirk
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8548)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Down’s Syndrome Smart environment Inclusion Requirements 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Schulze
    • 1
  • Anna Zirk
    • 1
  1. 1.Berlin Institute for Social ResearchBerlinGermany

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