Stimulating Conversations in Residential Care Through Technology-Mediated Reminiscence

  • Francisco IbarraEmail author
  • Marcos Baez
  • Francesca Fiore
  • Fabio Casati
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10515)


In this paper we describe the design of a reminiscence-based social interaction tool, namely Collegamenti, that aims at stimulating conversations and a sense of mutual awareness in residential care. Unlike previous work, Collegamenti focuses on stimulating the different types of relationships that are relevant to the quality of life in residential care: interactions with primary family caregivers, contacts with the larger family, friendships with peer residents and interactions with the nursing home staff. We explore the needs and challenges of this scenario in terms of social interactions but also in terms of how to make the technology sustainable and well integrated with care practices and initiatives, and report on the findings from the qualitative studies and concept validation.


Social interactions Reminiscence Older adults Nursing homes 



This project has received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 690962. This work was also supported by the “Collegamenti” project funded by the Province of Trento (l.p. n.6-December 13rd 1999).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Ibarra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marcos Baez
    • 1
  • Francesca Fiore
    • 1
  • Fabio Casati
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TrentoTrentoItaly

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