Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
Flo Güldenpfennig, G. Fitzpatrick:
"A monitoring device as assistive lifestyle technology: combining functional needs with pleasure";
Talk: 4th Augmented Human International Conference,
- 2013-03-08; in: "Proceedings of the 4th Augmented Human International Conference",
Assistive Technologies can be of enormous help for people with disabilities. Still, such supportive devices are often considered to be poor in aesthetics, leaving the person feeling stigmatised by the technology and resulting in a reduced usage and compliance. In this paper we report on a case study of a young person suffering from cerebral palsy and describe a wearable device, RemoteLogCam, that was designed to help him self-manage his hand spasms and at the same time provide his first opportunity to take his own photos. We call this an example of assistive lifestyle technologies (ALT), designed not only to assist people with special needs in a functional sense, but that also enhance the experience of such a device in a pleasing way. In this case, over the course of 6 months use to date, RemoteLogCam augmented our participant's own self-management of spasms and his creative and practical documentation needs.
Electronic version of the publication:
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