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Designs, Volume 3, Issue 2 (June 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Modern homecare systems can be the key factor to ageing in place, ensuring seniors’ well-being and [...] Read more. Modern homecare systems can be the key factor to ageing in place, ensuring seniors’ well-being and enhancing their quality of life. While many older adults acknowledge the potential benefits, there are still unresolved usability issues that often prevent them from adopting such technologies. This work presents “HeartAround”, an integrated homecare solution that integrates communication, health monitoring and emergency response features, as a case study for improving usability and user acceptance of similar systems. To that end, the first phase of the study involved assessment from potential end-users with quantitative and qualitative methods. Based on the acquired feedback, the system was redesigned and re-evaluated. The results provide valuable insights and practical guidelines for designing homecare systems for seniors. View this paper.