Title of the assignment

Health-Frame; A communication platform for facilitating self-management amongst community-dwelling seniors and its application for physical activity

Background and problem statement

As the ageing population is increasing, telemedicine solutions are becoming integrated in the home setting to facilitate self-management and independent living amongst older adults. Increasing the adherence to the services provided by such ICT-based solutions still remains to a big challenge. Addressing motivation, forgetfulness and other physiological factors/barriers can potentially lead to better adherence of users to the technological intervention.


Assignment

In this project, the student will research and develop a digital photo-frame as illustrated above. When ideal, the photo-frame shows the images of friends and family to support the cognitive function and the mental state-mood of the elderly. To increase the adherence of the elderly user to telemedicine services, reminders and feedbacks will be pushed to the photo-frame at the appropriate moments. In the final stage of the project, the usability of the developed platform will be tested in a small trial.

Components

•Literature study

•User interface design and Software development

•Usability study

•Data Analysis

•Publications in form of a thesis and a conference paper


Educational program

BSc/MSc

EL/BMT


Research theme

FROM HUMAN SENSORY-MOTOR FUNCTION TO PATIENT-PRACTITIONER INTERACTION


Project Context

PERSSILAA


Supervision and info


Daily supervisor:
M H NASSABI