Evaluation of a Technology Enabled Garment for Older Walkers

William Burns, Chris D. Nugent, PJ McCullagh, D Finlay, Ian Cleland, BW Scotney, SI McClean, Jane McCann, Daniel Gueldenring

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Abstract

Walking is often cited as the best form of activity for persons over the age of 60. In this paper we outline the development and evaluation of a smart garment system that aims to monitor the wearer's wellbeing and activity regimes during walking activities. Functional requirements were ascertained using a combination of questionnaires and two workshops with a target cohort. The requirements were subsequently mapped onto current technologies as part of the technical design process. In this paper we outline the development and second round of evaluations of a prototype as part of a three-phase iterative development cycle. The evaluation was undertaken with 6 participants aged between 60 and 73 years of age. The results of the evaluation demonstrate the potential role that technology can play in the promotion of activity regimes for the older population.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherIEEE
Pages2100 -2103
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4119-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2012
EventEngineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE - San Diego, CA
Duration: 10 Nov 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceEngineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE
Period10/11/12 → …

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