ICT-based visual interventions addressing social isolation for the aged

Cynthia Duong, Anthony Maeder, Esther Chang

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    Abstract

    This paper describes an approach of "visual interventions" to address the effects of social isolation imposed by independent living on the aged. This approach might be effective in situations where it is not possible to provide enough human contact or interaction to stimulate and sustain a positive outlook by the aged person. Two ICT-based visual interventions using this approach are described: a virtual "picture album" concept which can serve as a basis for positive reminiscence, and a virtual "daily assistant" concept to provide advice and reminders on health aspects encountered during daily living. A methodological approach for validating these concepts is also described.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages51-56
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
    Event19th Australian National Health Informatics Conference -
    Duration: 1 Aug 2011 → …

    Conference

    Conference19th Australian National Health Informatics Conference
    Period1/08/11 → …

    Keywords

    • Aged care
    • Assistive technology
    • Independent living
    • Medication management
    • Reminiscence therapy
    • Smart environment
    • Social isolation
    • Virtual presence

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