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[Paper]Use of Handheld Technology by Older Adult Caregivers as Part of a Virtual Support Network [Paper]Use of Handheld Technology by Older Adult Caregivers as Part of a Virtual Support Network Presentation Transcript

  • Use of Handheld Technology Older Adult Caregivers as Part of a Virtual Support Network Advisor: Yao Jen Chang Student: Yen Yin Chu
  • Outline
    • Introduction
    • Related research
      • Digital Family Portrait
      • CareNet Display
    • Virtual network of support
    • Older adult
      • Profile,Interface design of a pocketPC,Requrments
    • Potential barriers to overcome
    • Conclusion
  • Introduction
    • 80% of older adult who used assistive technology were able to reduce their dependence on others
    • Assistive technologies support aging adult ,family and friend caregivers
    • Reduce caregivers stress and help them provide care more easily and safyly
  • Digital Family Portrait
    • Sensors to gather data about the adult’s health , relationships , and activities
    • Information would be shared in the distance relative’s home
  • CareNet Display
    • Touch screen capability providing detailed information associated with an icon
    • Share of data about other members in the support network
  • Buddy Coordinated Healthcare System(BCHS)
  • Virtual network of support
    • PocketPC Technology
    • Database Technology
    • Communication Technology
    • Web Technology
  • Older adult profile
    • Vision
    • Hearing
    • Cognition
    • Other psychological factors
    • Motor skills
    • Technology skills
  • User interface design of a pocketPC
    • Landscape mode
    • Button lists
    • Finger taps
    • Help
    • Customized keyboard
    • Font resizing
    • Multimodal support
    • Generic and personal checklist
  • Prototype Main Menu in 12 Point Font Landscape Mode in 12 Point Font Behavior List Item in 12 Point Font Keyboard for Data Entry via finger Taps
  • Continue Options Menu in 14 Point Font A Morning Checklist in 16 Point Font The Quick Timers in 16 Point Font Size
  • User requements
    • Quick timers
    • Generic caregives checklists
    • Games
    • Virtual support group
  • Potential barriers to overcome
    • Hardware button location
    • Screen smudges
    • Battery life
    • Utility and long-term use
  • Conclusion
    • Older adult have an unprecedented opportunity through virtual connections with family and friends
    • Promote social interaction and medication management for both the aging caregiver and his or her loved one