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The Social Implications of an Assisted Living Reminder System

  • Bedoor K. AlShebli
  • Eric Gilbert
  • Karrie Karahalios
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4564)

Abstract

We present the findings of an in situ field study conducted using our assisted living system, I-Living, that aims to enable seniors to live in a cost-effective manner independently. Basing the study on both interviews and diaries provided valuable and well-rounded data. Some of the main findings revealed that seniors will wear small health sensors if designed carefully. The study further reveals that delicate and complicated social structures influence the design space in such communities. The primary contribution of this paper is the pilot study conducted at an assisted living facility. It paints a compelling picture of day-to-day life in a healthcare institution and uncovers broad design implications that apply to a wide range of technologies.

Keywords

assisted living pilot study seniors reminder system 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bedoor K. AlShebli
    • 1
  • Eric Gilbert
    • 1
  • Karrie Karahalios
    • 1
  1. 1.No Affiliation 

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