Supporting independent living of the elderly with mobile-centric ambient intelligence: User evaluation of three scenarios

Marketta Niemelä, Rafael Gonzalez Fuentetaja, Eija Kaasinen, Jorge Lorenzo Gallardo

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    Mobile-centric ambient intelligence refers to systems, where personal mobile device is used to access ambient information and services. In this paper, we present three scenarios describing how independent living of elderly can be supported with mobile-centric ambient intelligence services. The scenarios have been prepared in the MINAmI project, which is developing an open technology platform for mobile-centric ambient intelligence. The scenarios focus on supporting self-care and safety at home. The three scenarios have been evaluated by groups of elderly people and the two self-care related scenarios also by medical experts, in both Spain and Finland. We report the results of these evaluations, and draw conclusions for user acceptance of mobile-centric ambient intelligence supporting independent living of the elderly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAmbient Intelligence
    Subtitle of host publication European Conference, AmI 2007, Proceedings
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-76652-0
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-76651-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventEuropean Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2007 - Darmstadt, Germany
    Duration: 7 Nov 200710 Nov 2007

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2007
    Abbreviated titleAml 2007


    • Elderly
    • Focus group
    • Independent living
    • Mobile phone
    • Mobile-centric ambient intelligence
    • User evaluation


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