Improving awareness and social connectedness through the social hue : insights and perspectives

K.A. Davis, L.M.G. Feijs, J. Hu, L. Marcenaro, C.S. Regazzoni

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    Abstract

    The ability to maintain a high cognitive function, autonomy and social support are key factors to promote "successful" ageing. The Social Hue is an envisioned peripheral awareness lighting system, which seeks to enhance social connectedness between the elderly and their caregivers. We adopted a participatory design approach to gain a shared understanding of the users' context, their perspectives on ambient lighting technologies and wearable sensing, privacy concerns and acceptance of a system to promote social interaction. We obtained detailed accounts of our elderly participants' social support structures and their interactions with their caregivers. Moreover, our exploratory results suggest important design requirements to realise the Social Hue system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationITAP '16 : Proceedings of the International Symposium on Interactive Technology and Ageing Populations, 20-22 October 2016, Kochi, Japan
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages12-23
    Number of pages12
    VolumePart F125221
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4746-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2016
    EventInternational Symposium on Interactive Technology and Ageing Populations, ITAP 2016 - Kochi, Japan
    Duration: 20 Oct 201622 Oct 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Interactive Technology and Ageing Populations, ITAP 2016
    Country/TerritoryJapan
    CityKochi
    Period20/10/1622/10/16

    Keywords

    • Ageing
    • Ambient lighting
    • Context awareness
    • Loneliness
    • Social counectedness

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