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J. Pers. Med. 2014, 4(2), 245-281; doi:10.3390/jpm4020245
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Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult

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Received: 20 February 2014; in revised form: 23 April 2014 / Accepted: 6 May 2014 / Published: 4 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mobile Health)
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Abstract: Connected health devices are generally designed for unsupervised use, by non-healthcare professionals, facilitating independent control of the individuals own healthcare. Older adults are major users of such devices and are a population significantly increasing in size. This group presents challenges due to the wide spectrum of capabilities and attitudes towards technology. The fit between capabilities of the user and demands of the device can be optimised in a process called Human Centred Design. Here we review examples of some connected health devices chosen by random selection, assess older adult known capabilities and attitudes and finally make analytical recommendations for design approaches and design specifications.
Keywords: eHealth; ageing adult; elderly; medical devices; human-centred design; human computer interaction; usability; human factors; user experience; user acceptance eHealth; ageing adult; elderly; medical devices; human-centred design; human computer interaction; usability; human factors; user experience; user acceptance
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Harte, R.P.; Glynn, L.G.; Broderick, B.J.; Rodriguez-Molinero, A.; Baker, P.M.A.; McGuiness, B.; O'Sullivan, L.; Diaz, M.; Quinlan, L.R.; ÓLaighin, G. Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult. J. Pers. Med. 2014, 4, 245-281.

AMA Style

Harte RP, Glynn LG, Broderick BJ, Rodriguez-Molinero A, Baker PMA, McGuiness B, O'Sullivan L, Diaz M, Quinlan LR, ÓLaighin G. Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult. Journal of Personalized Medicine. 2014; 4(2):245-281.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Harte, Richard P.; Glynn, Liam G.; Broderick, Barry J.; Rodriguez-Molinero, Alejandro; Baker, Paul M.A.; McGuiness, Bernadette; O'Sullivan, Leonard; Diaz, Marta; Quinlan, Leo R.; ÓLaighin, Gearóid. 2014. "Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult." J. Pers. Med. 4, no. 2: 245-281.

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