SoundscapePillow; a design for creating personalised auditory experiences for people with dementia

Daniel van Pel, Maarten Houben, Berry Eggen

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This paper explores how we can design personalised auditory experiences for people with dementia (PwD). We introduce a new product design called the SoundscapePillow. The SoundscapePillow is a long tubular shape changing pillow that enables personalised auditory experiences for PwD by listening to (nature) soundscapes. The built-in sound system produces these soundscapes to empower the PwD to relax, to reduce agitation, and to remember experiences from the past. In combination with an accompanying App the experience can be personalised for the PwD. The concept was put in practice by conducting two small scale explorative user tests with a prototype of the concept. This paper discusses the insights gained from the design process of the SoundscapePillow, the concept itself, and what future work is needed.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelDementia Lab 2019. Making Design Work
SubtitelEngaging with Dementia in Context - 4th Conference, D-Lab 2019, Proceedings
RedacteurenRens Brankaert, Wijnand IJsselsteijn
Plaats van productieCham
UitgeverijSpringer
Pagina's139-145
Aantal pagina's7
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-030-33540-3
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-030-33539-7
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 9 okt 2019
Evenement4th Dementia Lab Conference, D-Lab 2019 - Eindhoven, Nederland
Duur: 21 okt 201922 okt 2019

Publicatie series

NaamCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1117
ISSN van geprinte versie1865-0929
ISSN van elektronische versie1865-0937

Congres

Congres4th Dementia Lab Conference, D-Lab 2019
LandNederland
StadEindhoven
Periode21/10/1922/10/19

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    van Pel, D., Houben, M., & Eggen, B. (2019). SoundscapePillow; a design for creating personalised auditory experiences for people with dementia. In R. Brankaert, & W. IJsselsteijn (editors), Dementia Lab 2019. Making Design Work: Engaging with Dementia in Context - 4th Conference, D-Lab 2019, Proceedings (blz. 139-145). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1117). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33540-3_13