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Supporting the Design of an Ambient Assisted Living System Using Virtual Reality Prototypes

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APEX, a framework for prototyping ubiquitous environments, is used to design an Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) system to enhance a care home for older people. The environment allows participants in the design process to experience the proposed design and enables developers to explore the design by rapidly developing alternatives. APEX provided the means to explore alternative designs through a virtual environment. It provides a mediating representation (a boundary object) allowing users to be involved in the design process. A group of residents in a city-based care home were involved in the design. The paper describes the design process and lessons learnt for the design of AAL systems.

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Author(s): Campos JC, Abade T, Silva JL, Harrison MD

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: IWAAL 2015: Ambient Assisted Living. ICT-based Solutions in Real Life

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 49-61

Online publication date: 21/11/2015

Acceptance date: 21/11/2015

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26410-3_6

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Series Title: International Work-Conference on Ambient Assisted Living

ISBN: 9783319264097