UI design process of the assisted living service system for senior citizens

Juhani Heinilä, Timo Niemirepo, Markus Sihvonen, Sari Ruuskanen, Vesa Jordan

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The UI design of the Assisted Living service system for senior citizens is described in this article. In the case of creating IoT-based services and products for securing assisted living for senior citizens, additional challenges during the design process are faced. Clearly the users above the age of 80 or even 85 did not grow up using computers. Hence their lack of familiarity with using technologies, which are well known and understood by younger generations, often requires more teaching and practice. The elderly target group is not a homogeneous group of people but the diversities of the abilities and experience levels of the aged users are remarkable. Higher age often brings limitations into everyday life, and many senior citizens suffer from age-related disabilities (e.g., memory disorders, impaired vision, monochromatic sight, impaired motor skills and other sensory disabilities) which may have an impact on their performance with computerized systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-46
JournalInternet of Things
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal


  • assisted living services
  • IoT
  • UI design

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