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Using motion sensing remote controls with older adults

Using motion sensing remote controls with older adults

von Bruhn Hinné, Thomas and Keates, Simeon ORCID: 0000-0002-2826-672X (2011) Using motion sensing remote controls with older adults. In: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Design for All and eInclusion: 6th International Conference, UAHCI 2011, Proceedings, Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6766 . Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany, pp. 166-175. ISBN 978-3-642-21662-6 ISSN 0302-9743 (Print), 1611-3349 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21663-3_18)

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Abstract

This paper examines how motion sensitive remote control devices can improve the usability of television sets for older adults. It investigates the use of a pointing remote control where the actions are read and selected on the TV screen by a group of users between 65-85 years old. It was seen that the test participants universally wanted a more usable and less complicated device in both appearance and employability. The preferences in relation to channel choice were relatively narrow, mainly in the use of only 4-7 channels. The argument is proposed that the use of differing design principles facilitates older adults in also becoming proficient users of new technologies, especially focusing on the use of digital television (DTV) and the many opportunities and options to access new features that arise.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Design for All and eInclusion: 6th International Conference, UAHCI 2011, Proceedings, Part II
Additional Information: [1] 6th International Conference, UAHCI 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011 [2] Online ISBN: 978-3-642-21663-3 [3] Copyright: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: motion sensing remote controls, adults, interaction design, universal design, pointing, motion sensing, accelerometer, Wii, remote control, older adults, aging, attractiveness
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12607

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