Implementing the simpleC companion: Lessons learned from in-home intervention studies

Chantal Kerssens, Renu Kumar, Anne Edith Adams, Camilla C. Knott, Wendy A. Rogers

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Abstract

This paper provides insights from our experiences that would guide the implementation of home- and community-based intervention studies, in particular field tests of technology in older adults with varying degrees of cognitive impairment and their informal (family) caregivers. Critical issues include recruitment in a vulnerable and frail population, intervention and protocol design, environmental and technology-specific barriers to implementation, and facilitators of success. Our experiences and recommendations should be relevant to a broad range of longitudinal field tests, particularly those with older adult populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
Subtitle of host publicationDesign for Everyday Life - 1st International Conference, ITAP 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsGavriel Salvendy, Jia Zhou, Gavriel Salvendy
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages278-289
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319209128
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2015Aug 7 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9194
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period8/2/158/7/15

Keywords

  • Applied research
  • Assistive technology
  • Caregiver burden
  • Caregivers
  • Dementia
  • Disease management
  • Field test
  • Healthcare technology
  • MHealth
  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Seniors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Kerssens, C., Kumar, R., Adams, A. E., Knott, C. C., & Rogers, W. A. (2015). Implementing the simpleC companion: Lessons learned from in-home intervention studies. In G. Salvendy, J. Zhou, & G. Salvendy (Eds.), Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population: Design for Everyday Life - 1st International Conference, ITAP 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings (pp. 278-289). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9194). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20913-5_26