Defining the user requirements for wearable and optical fall prediction and fall detection devices for home use.

@article{Gvercin2010DefiningTU,
  title={Defining the user requirements for wearable and optical fall prediction and fall detection devices for home use.},
  author={Mehmet G{\"o}vercin and Yvonne K{\"o}ltzsch and Markus Meis and Sandra Wegel and Matthias Gietzelt and Jens Spehr and Simon Winkelbach and Michael Marschollek and Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen},
  journal={Informatics for health & social care},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 3-4},
  pages={177-87}
}
One of the major problems in the development of information and communication technologies for older adults is user acceptance. Here we describe the results of focus group discussions that were conducted with older adults and their relatives to guide the development of assistive devices for fall detection and fall prevention. The aim was to determine the ergonomic and functional requirements of such devices and to include these requirements in a user-centered development process. A semi… CONTINUE READING

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