Interaction of the Elderly Viewer with Additional Multimedia Content to Support the Appreciation of Television Programs

  • Kamila Rodrigues
  • Vânia Paula de Almeida Neris
  • Cesar Augusto Camillo Teixeira
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8006)


For many people, television is still the main form of entertainment. The elderly population, in particular, spends much time at home and uses the television for companionship and entertainment. However, in some countries, due to low education level or the absence of it, to physical limitations and/or cognitive difficulties, to the lack of prior knowledge, among other difficulties, part of the elderly viewers do not enjoy enough the programs to have satisfaction with them. With the interactivity provided by the Digital TV, additional information may help the elderly viewer to better appreciate television programs and have more fun. This paper presents data from an observational case study conducted in the Brazilian scenario to analyze the interaction of elderly viewers with TV programs enriched with additional multimedia content in different formats. From the experience, some good practices for the design of additional multimedia content to the elderly viewer were formalized.


Design Interactive Digital TV Elderly Additional Multimedia Content Satisfaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamila Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Vânia Paula de Almeida Neris
    • 1
  • Cesar Augusto Camillo Teixeira
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceFederal University of São Carlos/UFSCarSão CarlosBrazil

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