UD principles for home appliances and some talking devices to support independent life for dementia or MCI


Jiro Sagara, Rumi Tanemura, Kazue Noda and Toru Nagao


D4. Designing with technology

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2014-06-17, 14:25 - 14:45


MA 6
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The authors found problems that the elderly people are facing in their daily life using everyday technologies including home electric appliances. They developed principles to design home appliances for elderly persons and a couple of talking apparatuses to draw attention or to lead correct behavior for persons who are dementia or MCI. They are the smell warning for refrigerator, the adviser to stay at home, and the room climate telling.