Engaging older adults with depression as co-designers of assistive in-home robots

Natasha Randall, Selma Sabanovic, Wynnie Chang

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Abstract

We used participatory design methodology to engage independently living older adults with depression and co-occurring physical illness in the design of assistive robots for their homes. Our aim was to work toward a design that can extend the amount of time they can live independently and increase their quality of life. Clinicians were also invited to contribute their ideas, as they are important advocates for using assistive technology in a clinical capacity. In this paper, we outline our strategies for engaging older adults as co-designers, noting what succeeded and what failed in our participatory design approach. We also discuss the viability of replication studies in participatory design and the need to engage other stakeholders besides older adults, such as clinicians, to provide practical robot applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages304-309
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450364508
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 21
Event12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2018 - New York, United States
Duration: 2018 May 212018 May 24

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period18-05-2118-05-24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Randall, N., Sabanovic, S., & Chang, W. (2018). Engaging older adults with depression as co-designers of assistive in-home robots. In Proceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2018 (pp. 304-309). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3240925.3240946