Therapeutic Activities for Elderly People based on Tangible Interaction

Eva Cerezo, Clara Bonillo, Sandra Baldassarri

Abstract

The use of natural user interfaces in rehabilitation can contribute to increase the motivation of patients during the rehabilitation process. Among them, Tangible User Interfaces (TUI) which couple digital information to everyday physical objects, are considered to be intuitive and especially suitable for elderly people. The physical interaction with real objects can improve the quality of training for patients who need cognitive and/or motor rehabilitation. To explore the use of tangible interfaces with the elderly, a tangible tabletop designed by the AffectiveLab was settled in a nursing home. First of all, the general user experience of their clients when working with the tabletop was assessed. From this initial evaluation tips for the creation of tangible tabletop activities for elderly were obtained and applied to the design of new cognitive and physical stimulation activities for them. From this experience, guidelines for the design of tangible activities for this kind of users have been extracted and presented in the paper.

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Cerezo E., Bonillo C. and Baldassarri S. (2020). Therapeutic Activities for Elderly People based on Tangible Interaction.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: TEG, ISBN 978-989-758-420-6, pages 281-290. DOI: 10.5220/0009816602810290


in Bibtex Style

@conference{teg20,
author={Eva Cerezo and Clara Bonillo and Sandra Baldassarri},
title={Therapeutic Activities for Elderly People based on Tangible Interaction},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: TEG,},
year={2020},
pages={281-290},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009816602810290},
isbn={978-989-758-420-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: TEG,
TI - Therapeutic Activities for Elderly People based on Tangible Interaction
SN - 978-989-758-420-6
AU - Cerezo E.
AU - Bonillo C.
AU - Baldassarri S.
PY - 2020
SP - 281
EP - 290
DO - 10.5220/0009816602810290