Wednesday, 2 May 2012

New paper in the Journal of Assistive Technologies

The RAT group has varied interests in the development, implementation and evaluation of assistive technologies. A recent article, published in the Journal of Assistive Technologies presents findings on one of our studies looking at how to develop a telecare system which can increase the users
Quality of Life and reduce social isolation. The paper focuses on the user requirement process for such a system and how, through prototypes, the requirements were refined prior to the system being developed and subsequently tested.

Brownsell S, Blackburn S and Hawley M (2012) "User requirements for an ICT-based system to provide care, support and information access for older people in the community." Journal of Assistive Technologies. Vol. 6 (1), 5-23 DOI 10.1108/17549451211214328 [subscription required]

We are grateful to our Virtex project partners and the Assisted Living Innovation Platform, part of the UK Technology Strategy Board, for funding the study.

Written by Simon Brownsell

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