Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult

Abstract

Connected health devices are generally designed for unsupervised use, by non-healthcare professionals, facilitating independent control of the individuals own healthcare. Older adults are major users of such devices and are a population significantly increasing in size. This group presents challenges due to the wide spectrum of capabilities and attitudes towards technology. The fit between capabilities of the user and demands of the device can be optimised in a process called Human Centred Design. Here we review examples of some connected health devices chosen by random selection, assess older adult known capabilities and attitudes and finally make analytical recommendations for design approaches and design specifications.

DOI: 10.3390/jpm4020245

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@inproceedings{Harte2014HumanCD, title={Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult}, author={Richard Harte and Liam Glynn and Barry J . Broderick and Alejandro Rodr{\'i}guez-Molinero and Paul M. A. Baker and Bernadette McGuiness and Leonard O’Sullivan and Marta D{\'i}az and Leo R. Quinlan and Gear{\'o}id {\'O}Laighin}, booktitle={Journal of personalized medicine}, year={2014} }