Design and Usability of a Smart Home Sensor Data User Interface for a Clinical and Research Audience

  • Mary SheahenEmail author
  • Marjorie Skubic
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8456)


Motion, bed, and gait analysis sensors are installed in the homes of seniors and monitored continuously for the purpose of detecting early signs of health change and functional decline. Automated health alerts are sent to clinical staff as part of a clinical decision support system. Embedded in each health alert is a link to a web interface for interactively displaying the sensor data patterns. The health alerts facilitate early interventions; however, the design and usability of the web interface greatly affect the effectiveness of the clinical decision support system. Here, we present the analysis and redesign of the interactive web-based interface for displaying the in-home sensor data. The current design is analyzed for inconsistencies and potential user frustrations, and a new design is proposed to correct these problems.


User-centered interface Iterative design Web interface design Usability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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