Supporting conversation for people with dementia by introducing a computer-based third element to the interaction

Norman Alm, Arlene Astell, Gary Gowans, Maggie Ellis, Phillip Vaughan, Richard Dye

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Abstract

The principle of introducing a third element to a stressful communicational encounter, to which both participants can direct their attention, and which can provide prompts for communication, has a wide potential applicability. We have developed a system to support the communication of older people with dementia, which uses this principle. The approach has uses in many settings in which there is a cognitive or emotional blockage to communicational flow, several of which are described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management
Subtitle of host publicationHealthcare and Safety of the Environment and Transport
Pages143-149
Number of pages7
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Int. Conf. on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management: Healthcare and Safety of the Environment and Transport, DHM 2013, Held as Part of 15th Int. Conf. Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8025 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th Int. Conf. on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management: Healthcare and Safety of the Environment and Transport, DHM 2013, Held as Part of 15th Int. Conf. Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period21/07/1326/07/13

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