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Real World Strategies for User Centered Approach to Functional Assessment and Design of Age-In-Place Support for Older Adults

Abstract As people age, the desire to grow old independently and in place becomes larger and takes greater importance in their lives. Successful aging involves the physical, mental and social well-being of an individual. To enable successful aging of older adults, it is necessary for them to perform both activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). Embedded assessment has made it possible to assess an individual's functional ability in-place, however the success of any technology depends largely on the user than the technology itself. Previous researches in in-situ functional assessment systems have heavily focused on the technology rather than on the user. This dissertation takes a user-centric approach t... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Ravishankar, Vijay Kumar (Author) / Burleson, Winslow (Advisor) / Coon, David (Committee member) / Mahoney, Diane (Committee member) / Walker, Erin (Committee member) / Li, Baoxin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / Gerontology / Aging in Place / Context Aware Computing / Embedded Assessment / Functional Assessment / Gerontology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 243 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Computer Science 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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