Are Digital Twins Becoming Our Personal (Predictive) Advisors? ‘Our Digital Mirror of Who We Were, Who We Are and Who We Will Become’

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In this paper we look at the notion of a Digital Twin and what it could entail for an aging population. A Digital Twin refers to a digital replica of potential and actual physical assets (physical twin), processes, people, places, systems and devices that can be used for various purposes. Today’s evolution of smart devices, mobile application used in different domains, could be ways of nurturing a Digital Twin. Moreover, these smart device and mobile applications are often equipped with NUI’s (Natural User Interfaces), which make them more affordable for an aging population in terms of usability. In this paper we focus on the affordance and appropriation of these assistive digital technologies. We first do a literature review on related work on ‘Aging in Place’ in combination with ‘Digital Twin’ theory. Furthermore, we conducted in-depth qualitative interviews with boomers (1946–1964) 60+ and 70+, mixed gender and mixed education, but predominately higher educated boomers living in Belgium. In addition we conducted in-depth interviews with stakeholders active in a medical environment.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Healthy and Active Aging
Subtitel6th International Conference, ITAP 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19–24, 2020, Proceedings, Part II
RedacteurenQin Gao, Jia Zhou
Aantal pagina's19
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-030-50249-2
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-030-50248-5
StatusGepubliceerd - 10 jul 2020
Evenement22st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction '20: HCI International 2020 - Denmark, Copenhagen
Duur: 19 jul 202024 jul 2020

Publicatie series

NaamLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12208 LNCS
ISSN van geprinte versie0302-9743
ISSN van elektronische versie1611-3349


Congres22st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction '20

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