|Thesis abstract: |
One of the concerns for the elderly population in future is living independently in their homes known technically as ageing in place. To this end, a new concept of the home is required to be defined. Home changes its role from a passive entity to an active entity equipped with technology, better design, and intelligence. One important aspect is the design of appropriate user interface and interaction tailored for the elderly. To some degree, they suffer from degraded cognitive, perceptual and motor capabilities. Alzheimer's, cataracts, and hand tremor are examples of those limitations respectively. So, part of our research in Assistive Technology Group is dedicated to user interface and interaction for the elderly living independently in a smart house.