This, paper showcases results from an empirical study conducted by involving the people with dementia (PWD). The different kinds of supports offered by the assistive technology (AT) to the PWD are analyzed along their impact on the success of such technologies. The technology usability questionnaire is used to collect data. The people having mild dementia who use AT participated in the survey. The results revealed four major AT supports named (social, operational, psychological and physical) for the PWD. Although all types of supports contribute positively, the social support shows the strongest impact for technology success. Further analysis indicates that the performance consistency of AT with the claims of its manufacturers determine its retention period. Social isolation and dependence on others usually demoralizes the confidence of the PWD, therefore more efforts are needed to enable social support through the use of AT for the wellbeing of the PWD.
|Title of host publication||2017 23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC)|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Oct 2017|
|Event||2017 23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC) - Huddersfield, United Kingdom|
Duration: 7 Sept 2016 → 8 Sept 2016
|Conference||2017 23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC)|
|Period||7/09/16 → 8/09/16|