Smart Homes and Health Telematics: 12th International by Cathy Bodine, Sumi Helal, Tao Gu, Mounir Mokhtari

By Cathy Bodine, Sumi Helal, Tao Gu, Mounir Mokhtari

This ebook constitutes the completely refereed post-conference court cases of the twelfth foreign convention on shrewdpermanent houses and overall healthiness Telematics, ICOST 2014, held in Denver, CO, united states in June 2014.

The 21 revised complete papers offered including 3 keynote papers and nine brief papers have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from quite a few submissions. The papers are equipped in topical sections on layout and usefulness, assistive and sentient environments, cognitive expertise, job popularity, context and state of affairs know-how, well-being IT and brief contributions.

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This was used to understand how usable both applications were. The participants completed the same questionnaires for the two weeks they used Facebook (FB) at home and the two weeks when they used EasiSocial (ES) at home. The mean and standard deviation of each week is shown in Table 2. 05) was conducted to compare the usefulness, ease of use, ease of learning and the satisfaction of use between Facebook and EasiSocial. These results are presented in Table 3. 26 K. Boyd et al. Table 2. The mean and standard deviation of the responses from the usability questionnaire for each week Facebook and EasiSocial were used.

4 Visual Controls The improved user-interface uses visual controls in order to tell the user what is selected (Fig. 3). The user can see by referencing the control panel, which can be seen at all times on the right hand side of the screen. Features of the graph which are plotted have been highlighted, indicating that they are on. To turn a feature on or off, the user simply has to click the button to toggle it. The logical organization and consistency of these controls reduces the visual search required, leading to a more user-centered design [17].

Particular goals of agile development line up perfectly with requirements to consider when developing for the elderly user. In particular, the following aspects of the agile methodology can assist with the following unique goals of developing proper interfaces for elderly adults. 1 Adaptability and Diversity of Elderly Ability An elderly person might encounter a variety of problems when using a computer app. For one, declination in visual ability is common with old age, including but not limited to a decline in visual acuity, peripheral vision, color contrast, and dark adaptation [9, 10].

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