Interaction Design of Products for the Elderly in Smart Home Under the Mode of Medical Care and Pension

  • Minggang YangEmail author
  • He Huang
  • Haozhou Yuan
  • Qichao Sun
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9755)


The problem of aging population in the world is increasing. Elderly health, daily life and other aspects of the problem with modern information technology, intelligent service facilities or product do not match the contradiction is increasingly prominent. At the same time, sensory function and action ability of the elderly are in the continuous degradation. Their cognitive and learning level is limited, which leads to experiencing smart home hardily. Therefore, it is imperative to study and improve the interaction design of smart home products for the elderly. In this paper, the contradiction between the design of smart home products and the demands of the elderly in daily life is studied under the mode of medical care and pension, as well as case analysis of smart home products for the elderly. The purpose of the paper is to study the type and interaction design of smart home products for the aged. The main method is through the investigation and user analysis of smart home, finding the principles and characteristics of interaction design from the products. Research shows that intelligent products can be divided into three types under the mode of medical and pension: smart home appliances, smart home management system and call monitoring system. Through the mobile Internet, intelligent terminal and touch screen control, smart home can meet the needs of the elderly users seamless, which will be a trend in the design of smart home products.


Mode of medical and pension The elderly Smart home products Interactive design User experience 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minggang Yang
    • 1
    Email author
  • He Huang
    • 1
  • Haozhou Yuan
    • 1
  • Qichao Sun
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Art, Design and MediaEast China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina

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