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A Smart Garment for Older Walkers

Burns, WP, Nugent, Chris D., McCullagh, PJ, Finlay, Dewar, Cleland, Ian, McClean, SI, Scotney, BW and McCann, Jane (2012) A Smart Garment for Older Walkers. In: International Conference on Smart homes and Health Telematics, Artimino, Italy. Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg. Vol 7251 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30779-9_39

Abstract

Walking is cited as the best form of exercise for persons over the age of 60. In this paper we outline the development and evaluation of a smart garment system that is used to monitor the wellbeing of users in addition to their overall physical activity regimes. A technological solution has been produced offering the desired functionality and is delivered in a simple user-friendly form factor. In this paper we outline the development and evaluation of a prototype as part of an iterative development cycle, with 6 participants aged between 60 and 73 years of age. The results show that technology has the potential to be accepted by older users and improve their activity regimes.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Poster)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Information Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Information and Communication Engineering
ID Code:25087
Deposited By: Mr William Burns
Deposited On:28 Feb 2013 14:35
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:11

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