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Reducing loneliness among elderly with decreased mobility using technology

Lok, R.M. (2020) Reducing loneliness among elderly with decreased mobility using technology.

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Abstract:In this graduation project research was done and a prototype was made to reduce the loneliness experienced by elderly with a decreased mobility living alone. Loneliness is a problem among the elderly. One of the main causes of loneliness among elderly is decreased mobility. Their ability to move around decreases and they start to feel powerless because of it. This takes a toll on their mental and physical health and this leads to loneliness. By doing research and holding a survey, eye tracking technology was used to tackle the problem elderly are having with electronic devices, which helps the elderly stay independent and in control of their surroundings. By using the eye tracker in combination with a screen, the elderly can operate electronic devices in their house while not having to move around or ask someone else for help. They can turn on devices like the tv, the radio, the lights or simply call a family member while only using their eyes.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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