University of Twente Student Theses


It is time to become active

Roozendaal, S.P. van (2022) It is time to become active.

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Abstract:This project aims to participate in motivating the older adults to this change of lifestyle by using technology. First, different ways of motivating the target group were investigated. Subsequently, research has been conducted into the requirements interactions needs for older adults to adopt the technology. Eventually, a product was designed exploiting the investigated motivational strategies whilst considering the required requirements for adoptable technology. By applying the Creative Technology Design process, the design was created and developed in several phases after which the resulting concept was made into a prototype. First, ideas were gathered by using the creativity of fellow students. The ideas were combined into concepts, the most promising was selected by an expert. Subsequently, the concept has been developed into simple prototypes. Finally, simple prototypes were made through which the concept was subjected to user testing. The process resulted in the ultimate design of the concept, which was developed into a working prototype. The resulting device is a working motivational clock displaying health related data of the user, equipped with remote for user input. The clock needs to be connected to a storage of health-related data, a server to which a smart wearable can be connected. The clock retrieves the data from the server and displays it by using LEDs strips and matrixes, connected to the device. This will make the user aware of their activity, and reward them when participating in enough physical activity.
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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