LIGHT: a smart lamp design for the sleep disorders and sundown syndrome of Alzheimer's patients

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Abstract

Many family caregivers and Alzheimer’s patients suffer from the lack of appropriate dementia management products. In this study, to explore the situation of Alzheimer’s patients and find potential solutions to improve the issue of sleep disturbances, this project attached great importance to the user research. The main barriers for managing Alzheimer’s disease were analyzed by observing and interviewing a number of Alzheimer’s patients and family caregivers. In addition, a workshop was organized with doctors and experts to explore design solutions for solving the issues. Furthermore, the market research was conducted to compare the different current products, and then predict the potential trend and solutions. Based on the results of the research and the feedback from the interviewee and the experts, a design concept of a smart lamp employing a light treatment has been proposed to offer assistance and support for Alzheimer’s patients.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Technology in Everyday Living.
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference, ITAP 2022, Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022, Virtual Event, June 26 – July 1, 2022, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsQin Gao, Jia Zhou
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Chapter1
Pages154-169
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783031056543
ISBN (Print)9783031056536
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume13331

Keywords

  • Product design
  • Interaction design
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Wellbeing

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