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

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Literature study

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User interface design and Software development

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Usability study

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Data Analysis

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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