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The power of a HUG: Implementation of assistive technology across a health board (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Fennell, J., & Lloyd, M. (2023, November). The power of a HUG: Implementation of assistive technology across a health board. Paper presented at UK Dementia Congress, Aston University, Birmingham UK

HUG, a soft comforter specifically designed for individuals with advanced dementia, was developed by the HUG by LAUGH team at Cardiff Metropolitan University. With weighted arms and legs, a soft body, and a simulated beating heart, HUG aims to provid... Read More about The power of a HUG: Implementation of assistive technology across a health board.

CURIOs for care: Designing physical prompts for research (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Fennell, J. (2023, November). CURIOs for care: Designing physical prompts for research. Poster presented at UK Dementia Congress, Aston University, Birmingham UK

As design researchers, we are drawn towards creating tangible artifacts. The CURIOs for Care project embraces this appeal of making physical artefacts as a means of inquiry and as a creative tool to invite stories about individuals' experiences with... Read More about CURIOs for care: Designing physical prompts for research.

HUG: A compassionate approach to designing for wellbeing in dementia care (2023)
Journal Article
Treadaway, C., Seckam, A., Fennell, J., & Taylor, A. (2023). HUG: A compassionate approach to designing for wellbeing in dementia care. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(5), Article 4410. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20054410

Design can improve the quality of life of people living with dementia but creating successful design solutions is not simple, due to the complexity of the medical condition, and the ethical considerations of including those affected in design researc... Read More about HUG: A compassionate approach to designing for wellbeing in dementia care.