A Smart Garment for Older Walkers

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Abstract

Walking is cited as the best form of exercise for persons over the age of 60. In this paper we outline the development and evaluation of a smart garment system that is used to monitor the wellbeing of users in addition to their overall physical activity regimes. A technological solution has been produced offering the desired functionality and is delivered in a simple user-friendly form factor. In this paper we outline the development and evaluation of a prototype as part of an iterative development cycle, with 6 participants aged between 60 and 73 years of age. The results show that technology has the potential to be accepted by older users and improve their activity regimes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherSpringer
Pages258-261
Number of pages4
Volume7251
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-30778-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2012
EventInternational Conference on Smart homes and Health Telematics - Artimino, Italy
Duration: 12 Jun 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Smart homes and Health Telematics
Period12/06/12 → …

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