Investigating Contexts of Use for the Development of Domestic Healthcare Technology: An Ethnographic Study

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Title: Investigating Contexts of Use for the Development of Domestic Healthcare Technology: An Ethnographic Study
Authors: Burrows, Alison
Noyes, Jan
Gooberman-Hill, Rachael
Coyle, David
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6615
Date: 18-May-2015
Abstract: Current demographic and health trends mean it is becoming imperative to rethink healthcare provision worldwide. This paper introduces SPHERE, a large-scale Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration that aims to make a contribution to addressing this challenge. Specifically, SPHERE is developing a smart home system based on a common platform of non-medical/environmental sensors to address a variety of healthcare needs. In order to achieve its goal of widespread deployment, SPHERE technology must meet the requirements of its envisaged users. In this paper we present the rationale and methodology of an ethnographic study of people's experiences of health and technology. The aim of this study was to gather rich contextual data to inform the design of meaningful and inclusive healthcare technology.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: ACM
Copyright (published version): 2015 the Authors
Keywords: Cultural probesEthnographyFocus groupHome healthcareHuman factorsSensing technologiesTechnology tourUser-centered design
DOI: 10.1145/2737856.2737888
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development
Conference Details: ICTD International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, Singapore, 15-18 May, 2015
Appears in Collections:Computer Science Research Collection

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