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ENABLE - a view on user's needs

Parker, S., Nussbaum, G., Sonntag, H., Puhretmair, F., Williams, V., McCrindle, R., Victor, C., Oliver, D., Maguire, M., Mayer, P., Edelmayer, G. and Panek, P. (2008) ENABLE - a view on user's needs. In: 11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Linz, AUSTRIA.

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Abstract/Summary

The ENABLE project, which is partly funded by the European Commission, aims to assist elderly people to live well, independently and at case. In this project a wrist unit with both integrated and external sensors, and with a radio frequency link to a mobile phone. will be developed. ENABLE will provide a number of services for elderly people. among them also a remote control service for the home environment. This paper briefly describes the project in general and then focuses on the initial user needs investigation which was carried Out in early 2007 in six different European countries. The provisional findings are discussed and an outlook on the ongoing and future project work is given. A special focus of this paper is on the environmental control service.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Systems Engineering
ID Code:14825
Uncontrolled Keywords:ageing population, disability, wearable computing, alarm systems, fall detection, guidance, environmental control, smart environment, ambient assisted living
Publisher:Springer-Verlag

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