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Jurojin: Designing a GPS device for people living with dementia

Palmer, Mark; Hancock, Jude

Authors

Mark Palmer Mark.Palmer@uwe.ac.uk
Occasional Associate Lecturer - CATE - CCT

Jude Hancock



Contributors

Margherita Antona
Editor

Constantine Stephanidis
Editor

Abstract

Memory loss is the most common symptom of dementia. The impact is such that people living with dementia (PLWD) lose the ability to find their way to previously familiar locations, such as local amenities, and without the aid
of others, find themselves confined to home. PLWD report they would like to be able to live unsupported for as long as possible [3] and in this regard the ability to walk to amenities also provides exercise which has been shown to be particularly beneficial for PLWD. This paper presents the Jurojin project which arose out of the Dress/Sense competition to design wearable technology that would positively impact on an individual’s health. It details the challenges of the design process, examines PPI (Patient and Public Involvement) feedback and considers whether there might be lessons to be learnt beyond simply designing
for PLWD.

Citation

Palmer, M., & Hancock, J. (2015). Jurojin: Designing a GPS device for people living with dementia. In M. Antona, & C. Stephanidis (Eds.), Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to Learning, Health and Well-Being Part III (600-668). Heidelberg: Springer

Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Sep 17, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 600-668
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Number 9177
Book Title Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to Learning, Health and Well-Being Part III
ISBN 9783319206837
Keywords dementia, GPS, independent living
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/843803
Publisher URL http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319206837