University of Oulu

Klakegg, Simon; van Berkel, Niels; Visuri, Aku; Luo, Chu; Goncalves, Jorge; Hosio, Simo; Huttunen, Hanna-Leena; Ferreira, Denzil (2017) Informing caregivers through an assistive tool: an investigation of elderly care metrics. In: Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017), University of Sunderland, St Peter’s campus, Sunderland, UK, 3 - 6 July 2017, pp.1-12. https://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.46

Informing caregivers through an assistive tool: an investigation of elderly care metrics

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Author: Klakegg, Simon1; van Berkel, Niels2; Visuri, Aku1;
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu
2Interaction Design Lab, University of Melbourne
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 3.4 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201901212654
Language: English
Published: British Computer Society, 2017
Publish Date: 2019-01-21
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Abstract

Elderly care is a pressing societal challenge: government’s financial burden is expected to exponentially increase in the next 20 years as the population is aging rapidly. Solutions to mitigate this challenge include the use of IoT and software solutions to minimise the effort of elderly care, in care centres and at home. To accomplish this, we set to quantify what are the most important elderly care metrics (i.e., what is important to support caregivers’ work) through field observations and interviews at a local care centre housing 14 old adults. We designed iteratively and evaluated the usefulness of a mobile application with 8 caregivers, to summarise and communicate the care metrics, juxtaposed with wellbeing data (e.g., social interaction, mobility and others), part of a larger elderly care support platform, CARE. The goal of the mobile application is to enable a better care service by raising awareness to daily needs and routines of the elderly and to provide quick access to their wellbeing information. Our findings advocate that our design could positively benefit the care personnel and assist them carrying out the daily duties at the care centre.

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Series: Electronic workshops in computing
ISSN: 1477-9358
ISSN-E: 1477-9358
ISSN-L: 1477-9358
Pages: 1 - 12
DOI: 10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.46
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.46
Host publication: Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) : Digital make-believe, 3-6 July 2017, Sunderland, UK
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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Funding: This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 276786-AWARE, 286386-CPDSS, 285459-iSCIENCE, 304925-CARE), the European Commission (Grant 6AIKA-A71143-AKAI), and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (645706-GRAGE).
EU Grant Number: (645706) GRAGE - Grey and green in Europe: elderly living in urban areas
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 276786
286386
285459
304925
Detailed Information: 276786 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
286386 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
285459 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
304925 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © Klakegg et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development.