Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

P. Mayer, P. Panek:
"Involving Older and Vulnerable Persons in the Design Process of an Enhanced Toilet System";
Poster: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017), Denver, CO, USA; 2017-05-06 - 2017-05-11; in: "CHI 2017 Extended Abstracts", (2017), 2774 - 2780.

English abstract:
Traditional water toilet systems of sitting style as mostly used in the Western countries do not fit all the needs some older persons or people with a disability may have in day to day life. To overcome this, the European Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) project iToilet elaborates a concept for an ICT enhanced toilet system which is able to adapt to individual preferences. The paper describes the involvement of users in the design process and discusses some first findings. Our experiences show that participation of vulnerable users is possible even in the challenging and taboo-related area of toileting. Supportive are a good information policy and a high level of mutual trust among the involved organizations and individuals. The initial findings from participatory design activities are being fed back into the development process of the upcoming first full system prototype which shall enter lab trial stage in 2017 and after a re-design the field trial stage in 2018.

ADL; hygiene; toilet; AAL; smart home

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