Evaluation and refinement of a design framework for generating dependable virtual companions for later life
2005 (English)In: From Smart Homes to Smart Care. ICOST 2005, Amsterdam: IOS Press , 2005, 50-64 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Resources in care for frail older people are limited. Electronic assistive technology can help maintain and improve older people's quality of life, however high requirements need to be put on such systems. As part of an iterative design process, this paper evaluates a framework for the design of interactive, multifunctional, and personalised assistive technology - virtual companions - in relation to previously defined dependability requirements. By means of scenario-based testing of a prototype implementation, we refine the first version of the design framework. The paper concludes with a reflection on our method, and outlines the iteration steps to follow.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press , 2005. 50-64 p.
assistive technology, elderly, virtual companion, dependability, personalisation, iterative design, multi-agent system
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-28864ISI: 000272997300006Local ID: 14057ISBN: 1-58603-531-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-28864DiVA: diva2:249676
From Smart Homes to Smart Care. ICOST 2005. 3rd International Conference on Smart homes and health telematics. Magog, Canada. 4-6 July 2005.