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Augmented reality photo album for people with dementia

Schoneveld, J. (2020) Augmented reality photo album for people with dementia.

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Abstract:This thesis aims to provide insight on and explore how Augmented Reality can engage people with dementia to participate in stimulating activities. The use of Augmented Reality is a fairly new domain, especially compared to Virtual Reality. Inspired by the life story book, Reminiscence Therapy and Multi-Sensory Stimulation treatments, an Augmented Reality photo album prototype has been developed with the aid of dementia experts and extensive iterative design methods. The Augmented Reality photo album is a physical book with an accompanying Android application to see the Augmented Reality content. The prototype is meant as a facilitator for communication between a person with dementia and their caregiver, family member or friend. The prototype aims to evoke more details and elements of a memory and contribute to additional discussion material. Low fidelity prototypes have been tested with experts in the field of dementia; a high fidelity prototype has been tested and evaluated with proxy testers: i) healthy elderly (65+) people and ii) people who are familiar with a person with dementia. The prototype has shown positive results regarding the use of Augmented Reality as a facilitator for communication for people with dementia
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general, 54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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