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TitleSupporting the design of an ambient assisted living system using virtual reality prototypes
Author(s)Campos, José C.
Abade, Tiago Filipe Azevedo
Silva, J. L.
Harrison, Michael douglas
Virtual environment
Smart space
Participatory design
Rapid prototyping
Issue date2015
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Abstract(s)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.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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