Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly: by Eckehard Fozzy Moritz (eds.)

By Eckehard Fozzy Moritz (eds.)

This ebook offers a wealth of insights and new conceptualizations for the advance of Assistive applied sciences for the interplay of the Elderly. The ebook arranges the chapters in response to vital features of maximizing the use price in innovation tasks. each bankruptcy will contain an govt precis reporting the most effects, a storyline utilizing daily language, and clinical tours, at any place necessary.

The e-book indicates how an innovation undertaking can be established in the direction of greatest use worth and the way a undertaking can be established so one can make a distinction. It describes the priceless categorization of the big workforce of the aged to maximise the point of interest of the innovation and demonstrates the person involvement into innovation actions. after all, the review of such leading edge tasks is mentioned in addition to the “lessons learned”. The publication additionally explores the enterprise possibilities and the monetary assessment of facets of assistive technology.

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Then, as the consortium gained a better understanding of elderly people (regarding ICT affinity and social interaction), we narrowed the focus down to the central part of the Elisa users’ typologies. At the same time, the Elisa concept became increasingly detailed while we refined the technical specifications and functionalities. R. Barberà-Guillem (&) Á N. es S. Biel Á J. Ganzarain Tioman & Partners SL, Barcelona, Spain S. Erdt Á J. Gámez Payá Innovationsmanufaktur GmbH, Munich, Germany U. Vidal Cabello VIOS Medien GmbH, Gröbenzell, Germany E.

As part of the gift, she would do not only the first installation of the device but also carry out all the administrative tasks that Cristobal himself finds so ‘‘boring’’. Cristobal really likes Elisa because now it is really delightful to be updated regularly on 15M, a Spanish social movement, and their activities. It is also quite easy to stay in contact with his old friend Pepe in Barcelona, who owns an Elisa device as well. Last week for example Pepe informed Cristobal via Elisa about a jazz concert in Barcelona with an artist he had wanted to see live on stage for years.

Based on these two central topics, we defined eight possible profiles of people, taking into account their greater or lesser degree of social activity and their familiarity with ICT (Functions: How We Understood and Realized Functions of Real Importance to Users). From these eight profiles, we selected five as the most interesting for the objectives of the project, namely: Bon Vivant, Familizer, Shy Guy, Snoopy and Social Animal. In total, ten focus groups took place, five in Germany and five in Spain.

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