Operational Assistance for Elderly People by Using Audio Rhythms

Hiroko Akatsu, Akinori Komatsubara

    研究成果: Conference contribution

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    Recently, Information Technology (IT) machines with complicated function are requiring better user assistance, particularly for elderly people. It is necessary to reduce the psychological load such as a sense of insecurity and impatience in operation, as well as the cognitive load. One approach to reduce psychological load is voice guidance. However many elderly people may become confused due to the speed of guidance. Sometimes it is too fast or too slow. Ideally it must synchronize to the user's operational pace reflecting context of use. This research focuses on enhanced operational rhythm to reduce psychological load on the elderly when using a Multiple Function Printer (MFP), which requires the user to navigate between quite a few settings. Evaluation was carried out by observing elderly subjects using an MFP interface whilst hearing a metronome at a tempo of 40, 60 and 120 bpm (beats per minute). The number of operational errors and overall time taken were recorded along with subjective evaluation via interviews with the subjects. The results showed that providing audio rhythm is effective, however a rhythm which is too fast produces a negative effect.

    本文言語English
    ホスト出版物のタイトルStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    出版社IOS Press
    ページ539-545
    ページ数7
    217
    ISBN(印刷版)9781614995654
    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2015
    イベント13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2015 - Budapest, Hungary
    継続期間: 2015 9 92015 9 12

    出版物シリーズ

    名前Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
    217
    ISSN(印刷版)09269630
    ISSN(電子版)18798365

    Other

    Other13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2015
    CountryHungary
    CityBudapest
    Period15/9/915/9/12

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Health Informatics
    • Health Information Management

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