Empirical analysis of assistive technology support to the people with dementia

Asghar, Ikram, Cang, Shuang and Yu, Hongnian (2017) Empirical analysis of assistive technology support to the people with dementia. In: ICAC 2017 - 23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing, 7th - 8th September 2017, Huddersfield, UK.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.23919/IConAC.2017.8082010


This, paper showcases results from an empirical study conducted by involving the people with dementia (PWD). The different kinds of supports offered by the assistive technology (AT) to the PWD are analyzed along their impact on the success of such technologies. The technology usability questionnaire is used to collect data. The people having mild dementia who use AT participated in the survey. The results revealed four major AT supports named (social, operational, psychological and physical) for the PWD. Although all types of supports contribute positively, the social support shows the strongest impact for technology success. Further analysis indicates that the performance consistency of AT with the claims of its manufacturers determine its retention period. Social isolation and dependence on others usually demoralizes the confidence of the PWD, therefore more efforts are needed to enable social support through the use of AT for the wellbeing of the PWD.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia; assistive technology; socialization; impact; cognitive help
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 17:03
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:47
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37008

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