Intertwining implicit and explicit awareness of wellbeing to support peace of mind and connectedness

Pavan Dadlani Mahtani, P. Markopoulos, E.H.L. Aarts

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    An awareness system was designed to provide peace of mind and a sense of connectedness to adults who care for an elderly parent living alone. Our empirical research, including a field trial of six months, confirms the potential of awareness systems to support both generations suggesting that future research should examine, firstly, how to convey long-term trends regarding the wellbeing of the elderly and, secondly, how to intertwine the communication of awareness information with expressive forms of communication. We discuss implications of our studies for the design of ambient intelligent systems supporting awareness between elderly and their adult children.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Ambient Intelligence, European Conference - AmI2009, Salzburg, Austria
    EditorsM. Tschlegi
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-05407-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Eventconference; AmI2009, Salzburg, Austria; 2009-11-18; 2009-11-21 -
    Duration: 18 Nov 200921 Nov 2009

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    Conferenceconference; AmI2009, Salzburg, Austria; 2009-11-18; 2009-11-21
    OtherAmI2009, Salzburg, Austria


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