Empirical analysis of assistive technology support to the people with dementia

Ikram Asghar, Shuang Cang, Hongnian Yu

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Abstract

This, paper showcases results from an empirical study conducted by involving the people with dementia (PWD). The different kinds of supports offered by the assistive technology (AT) to the PWD are analyzed along their impact on the success of such technologies. The technology usability questionnaire is used to collect data. The people having mild dementia who use AT participated in the survey. The results revealed four major AT supports named (social, operational, psychological and physical) for the PWD. Although all types of supports contribute positively, the social support shows the strongest impact for technology success. Further analysis indicates that the performance consistency of AT with the claims of its manufacturers determine its retention period. Social isolation and dependence on others usually demoralizes the confidence of the PWD, therefore more efforts are needed to enable social support through the use of AT for the wellbeing of the PWD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICAC 2017 - 2017 23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing
Subtitle of host publicationAddressing Global Challenges through Automation and Computing
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780701702618
ISBN (Print)9781509050406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2017
Event23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2017 - Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 20178 Sep 2017

Conference

Conference23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHuddersfield
Period7/09/178/09/17

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