Multi-modal Design to Promote Social Engagement with Dementia Patients

Elaine Czech, Mina Shibasaki, Keitaro Tsuchiya, Roshan Peiris, Kouta Minamizawa

研究成果: Conference contribution


Haptic technologies applied as a means of fulfilling the social needs of dementia patients is an unexplored area of research. Patients with dementia face many limitations that prevent them from engaging with others. For example, as dementia progresses, it becomes more difficult to communicate verbally. We propose a multi-modal system that is personalized and incorporates both active and passive haptic elements can bridge the communication gap between verbal and non-verbal communicators and improve interpersonal relationships. We applied a community-centered design methodology to develop our technological solution so that it would be functional and appropriate for our target audience. We tested our solution, a book which incorporated haptic technologies, with our target audience, and our preliminary analysis of their feedback suggests that there are many opportunities in which multimodal systems can be used to improve the social engagement of dementia patients.

ホスト出版物のタイトル2019 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2019
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 7
イベント2019 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2019 - Tokyo, Japan
継続期間: 2019 7 92019 7 12


名前2019 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2019


Conference2019 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Sensory Systems
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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