Memory box: A personalised multimedia device for individuals with dementia

Kanvar Nayer, Arthur De Bono, Selby Coxon, Eva Van Der Ploeg, Daniel O'Connor

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Abstract

A significant percentage of those aged 65 and over live with a group of disorders known collectively as dementia, an irreversible and progressive decline in cognitivefunction beyond that expected from normal ageing. In 2013, 44 million people worldwide were affected, and this figure is projected to reach 135 million by the year 2050. However, due to busy schedules, caregivers are unable to provide everyone in their charge with as much personal attention as they would like. This reduction in stimulation and social contact can result in monotony and concomitant boredom, loneliness, agitation and even aggression. This paper provides information on the progress and process of research conducted between 2011 and early 2014, directed at developing 'Memory Box'; a personalised multimedia device, which can be used independently by individuals with dementia, to access their favourite music, videos, photographs and pre-recorded messages from family members.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Aging and Assistive Environments - 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Pages333-341
Number of pages9
Volume8515 LNCS
EditionPART 3
ISBN (Print)9783319074450
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI) Held as Part of International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 2014 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 201427 Jun 2014
Conference number: 8th
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-07446-7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume8515 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI) Held as Part of International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 2014
Abbreviated titleUAHCI 2014
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period22/06/1427/06/14
Other8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014
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Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Interface
  • Multimedia
  • Touch-screen

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