The Gloucester Smart House for People with Dementia — User-Interface Aspects
This chapter describes the development of support devices to be used within a smart home for people with dementia, and in particular the way end users were involved in this design process. At first sight it might seem that the reasonably sophisticated technology used in smart homes was completely inappropriate for use with people with dementia. The severe memory loss that is the hallmark of dementia and the inability to learn new tasks would make it seem that people with dementia would not be able to interact with the technology and would probably become extremely anxious and upset by its introduction.
KeywordsPersonal Carer Assistive Technology Design Team Smart Home Support Device
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