Wearable computing for older adults - Initial insights into head-mounted display usage

Kai Kunze, Niels Henze, Koichi Kise

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Abstract

With recent interest in industry, wearable computers with head-mounted displays are about to become mainstream. As it is typical for novel technologies, development is directed towards early adopters. This typically excludes special target groups such as older adults with age related special needs. However, it is necessary to consider their requirements when the technology matures, as they can benefit from wearable computing. In this paper we present an explorative, qualitative study with three older adults that used a wearable computer with a head mounted display during everyday activities. We derive requirements from the usage of existing applications, describe emerging usage patterns, highlight promising applications, and the reaction of the public.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages83-86
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 2014 Sep 132014 Sep 17

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Other

Other2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period14/9/1314/9/17

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Google glass
  • Head mounted display
  • Older adults
  • Universal design
  • Wearable computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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