An interactive entertainment system usable by elderly people with dementia

Norman Alm, Arlene Astell, Gary Gowans, Richard Dye, Maggie Ellis, Philip Vaughan, Alan F. Newell

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    7 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    As the population profile in most part of the world is more and more weighted towards older people, the incidence of dementia will continue to increase. Dementia is marked by a general cognitive decline, and in particular the impairment of working (short-term) memory. Finding ways to engage people with dementia in stimulating but safe activities which they can do without the help of a carer would be beneficial both to them and to their caregivers. We are developing an interactive entertainment system designed to be used alone by a person with dementia without caregiver assistance. We have piloted a number of interactive virtual environments and activities both with people with dementia and professionals in the field of dementia care. We report the results of this pilot work and consider the further questions to be addressed in developing an engaging, multimedia activity for people with dementia to use independently.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Ambient Interaction
    Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007 Held as Part of HCI International 2007 Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007 Proceedings, Part II
    EditorsConstantine Stephanidis
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages617-623
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9783540732815
    ISBN (Print)9783540732808
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction 2007 - Beijing, China
    Duration: 22 Jul 200727 Jul 2007
    http://www.hci-international.org/index.php?module=conference&CF_op=view&CF_id=5

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume4555
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction 2007
    Abbreviated titleUAHCI 2007
    CountryChina
    CityBeijing
    Period22/07/0727/07/07
    OtherHeld as Part of HCI International 2007
    Internet address

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    • 7 Citations
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    An interactive entertainment system usable by elderly people with dementia

    Alm, N., Astell, A., Gowans, G., Dye, R., Ellis, M., Vaughan, P. & Newell, A., 2007.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Activities

    • 5 Participation in conference

    4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction 2007

    Alan Newell (Participant)

    22 Jul 200727 Jul 2007

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction 2007

    Norman Alm (Participant)

    27 Jul 2007

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction 2007

    Phillip Vaughan (Participant)

    27 Jul 2007

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Cite this

    Alm, N., Astell, A., Gowans, G., Dye, R., Ellis, M., Vaughan, P., & Newell, A. F. (2007). An interactive entertainment system usable by elderly people with dementia. In C. Stephanidis (Ed.), Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Ambient Interaction: 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007 Held as Part of HCI International 2007 Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007 Proceedings, Part II (pp. 617-623). (Lecture notes in computer science; Vol. 4555). Springer . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73281-5_65