AgeLab PhD candidate Chaiwoo Lee received an Excellent Paper Award at the 2nd International Conference on ICT Convergence, sponsored by IEEE Communications Society and organized mainly by Korea Information and Communications Society.
Below is the abstract for the paper, entitled Integration of Medication Monitoring and Communication Technologies in Designing a Usability-Enhanced Home Solution for Older Adults. It was authored by Chaiwoo Lee, Jarrod Orszulak, Richard Myrick, Joseph F. Coughlin, Olivier L. de Weck and Daisuke Asai.
Technology-enabled solutions have been increasingly developed for aging-in-place. Previous studies have developed systems to assist older adults in managing medications and maintaining social connections. However, although developed for direct user interaction, most have failed to be sufficiently evaluated by users. This paper describes the development and testing of a home solution for older adults’ medication management and communications. The system integrates RFID-based medication management and communications technologies with an intuitive interface. A long-term field trial was conducted for an extensive usability testing and evaluation. With its current design, the system was found to be useful, easy to use, and satisfying.