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dc.contributor.authorOjel-Jaramillo, José Manuel
dc.contributor.authorCañas, José Juan
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-02T11:00:36Z
dc.date.available2009-06-02T11:00:36Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationOjel-Jaramillo, J. M. & Cañas, J. J. (2006). Enhancing the Usability of Telecare Devices. Human Technology, Volume 2 (1), pp. 103-118. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2006161. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/20191
dc.description.abstractDemographic and sociological changes in the last 50 years have forced Western societies to create services to attend to elderly people in their homes, where they can live within familiar environments. Telecare involves a device plugged into a telephonic network that provides access to teams of professionals who can attend to the needs of the elderly in their homes. These devices have been designed according to the principles of universal design, but the great number of erroneous calls to telecare centers point to the necessity of enhancing the usability of the devices. One analysis of the cognitive functioning of elderly people showed that a possible cause of these errors could be the difficulty elderly people have when processing language. In our experiment, we tested the hypothesis that the numbers of errors could be reduced by using icons instead of words in the device interface. The results support this hypothesis.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHuman Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.urihttp://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.subject.othertelecareen
dc.subject.otherusabilityen
dc.subject.otherelderly peopleen
dc.subject.othercognitive deteriorationen
dc.subject.otheruniversal designen
dc.titleEnhancing the Usability of Telecare Devices
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-2006161
dc.relation.issn1795-6889
dc.rights.copyright© 2006 José Manuel Ojel-Jaramillo & José Juan Cañas, and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/


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