The social implications of an assisted living reminder system

Bedoor K. Alshebli, Eric Gilbert, Karrie Karahalios

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Abstract

We present the findings of an in situ field study conducted using our assisted living system, I-Living, that aims to enable seniors to live in a costeffective manner independently. Basing the study on both interviews and diaries provided valuable and well-rounded data. Some of the main findings revealed that seniors will wear small health sensors if designed carefully. The study further reveals that delicate and complicated social structures influence the design space in such communities. The primary contribution of this paper is the pilot study conducted at an assisted living facility. It paints a compelling picture of day-to-day life in a healthcare institution and uncovers broad design implications that apply to a wide range of technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOnline Communities and Social Computing - Second International Conference, OCSC 2007. Held as Part of HCI International 2007, Proceedings
Pages239-249
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, OCSC 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 22 2007Jul 27 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4564 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, OCSC 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/22/077/27/07

Keywords

  • Assisted living
  • Pilot study
  • Reminder system
  • Seniors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Alshebli, B. K., Gilbert, E., & Karahalios, K. (2007). The social implications of an assisted living reminder system. In Online Communities and Social Computing - Second International Conference, OCSC 2007. Held as Part of HCI International 2007, Proceedings (pp. 239-249). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4564 LNCS).