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Elderly Healthcare Monitoring Using an Avatar-Based 3D Virtual Environment
AbstractHomecare systems for elderly people are becoming increasingly important due to both economic reasons as well as patients’ preferences. Sensor-based surveillance technologies are an expected future trend, but research so far has devoted little attention to the User Interface (UI) design of such systems and the user-centric design approach. In this paper, we explore the possibilities of an avatar-based 3D visualization system, which exploits wearable sensors and human activity simulations. We present a technical prototype and the evaluation of alternative concept designs for UIs based on a 3D virtual world. The evaluation was conducted with homecare providers through focus groups and an online survey. Our results show firstly that systems taking advantage of 3D virtual world visualization techniques have potential especially due to the privacy preserving and simplified information presentation style, and secondly that simple representations and glancability should be emphasized in the design. The identified key use cases highlight that avatar-based 3D presentations can be helpful if they provide an overview as well as details on demand.
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Pouke, M.; Häkkilä, J. Elderly Healthcare Monitoring Using an Avatar-Based 3D Virtual Environment. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 7283-7298.View more citation formats
Pouke M, Häkkilä J. Elderly Healthcare Monitoring Using an Avatar-Based 3D Virtual Environment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2013; 10(12):7283-7298.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pouke, Matti; Häkkilä, Jonna. 2013. "Elderly Healthcare Monitoring Using an Avatar-Based 3D Virtual Environment." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 10, no. 12: 7283-7298.
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