Lookup NU author(s): Professor Michael Harrison
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An approach to design Ambient Assisted Living systems is presented, which is based on APEX, a framework for prototyping ubiquitous environments. The approach is illustrated through the design of a smart environment within a care home for older people. Prototypes allow participants in the design process to experience the proposed design and enable developers to explore design alternatives rapidly. APEX provides the means to explore alternative environment designs virtually. The prototypes developed with APEX offered a mediating representation, 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 as well as lessons learned for the future design of AAL systems.
Author(s): Campos JC, Abade T, Silva JL, Harrison MD
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
Print publication date: 01/08/2017
Online publication date: 14/02/2017
Acceptance date: 26/12/2016
ISSN (print): 1868-5137
ISSN (electronic): 1868-5145
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