Increasing Usability of Homecare Applications for Older Adults: A Case Study

Christos Panagopoulos, Andreas Menychtas, Panayiotis Tsanakas, Ilias Maglogiannis
<span title="2019-05-09">2019</span> <i title="MDPI AG"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Designs</a> </i> &nbsp;
As the world's population is ageing, the field dealing with technology adoption by seniors has made headway in the scientific community. Recent technological advances have enabled the development of intelligent homecare systems that support seniors' independent living and allow monitoring of their health status. However, despite the amount of research to understand the requirements of systems designed for the elderly, there are still unresolved usability issues that often prevent seniors from
more &raquo; ... joying the benefits that modern ICT technologies may offer. This work presents a usability assessment of "HeartAround", an integrated homecare solution incorporating communication functionalities, as well as health monitoring and emergency response features. An assessment with the system usability scale (SUS) method, along with in-depth interviews and qualitative analysis, has provided valuable insights for designing homecare systems for seniors, and validated some effective practical guidelines.
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