The User Experience of a Novel Healthcare System for Care of Dementia: An Alpha-Testing in Taiwan (78818)

Session Information:

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 15:30
Session: Poster Session 2
Room: Orion Hall (5F)
Presentation Type: Poster Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

As ageing is a global challenge, the care of people with dementia has recently received increased attention due to increasing care needs and a shrinking workforce of caregivers. In order to reduce the burden on caregivers, an integrated ecosystem approach is proposed by the multinational HAAL project aiming to develop an artificial intelligence-driven dashboard that incorporates a serious of sensors which monitor patients’ wellbeing. This alpha-testing aimed to perceive the end-users experience on the technologies and the dashboard via a three-month trial.
Methods Technologies, including communicating tablet, indoor sensors, smart mattress, the GPS tracker, medicine dispenser, care robot, cognitive and rehabilitation training systems, and fall detector, were integrated into an ecosystem. In Taiwan, five aMCI patients, five informal caregivers, and five formal caregivers participated in this three-month alpha-testing. The aMCI patients’ activities, including physical, wellbeing, sleeping quality and cognition condition, could be monitored via the dashboard by respective informal caregiver and formal caregiver. User experience were collected through questionnaire, including eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS), Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7), and Zarit Burden Interview (ZARIT). The results of the eHEALS questionnaire showed that people have a positive attitude towards the digital health system after trying the HAAL platform. In addition, the generalized anxiety level and self-report measured burden of caregivers, including informal and formal caregivers, showed slightly reduced. Through the process of the alpha-testing, it is believed that the platform will facilitate communication between professional caregivers and families while caring for clients and help reduce caregivers’ burden.

Hsiao-Feng Chieh, National Cheng Kung Universtiy, Taiwan
Chien-Ju Lin, National Cheng Kung Universtiy, Taiwan
Chen-Ling Wu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Henk Herman Nap, Centre of expertise Long-term Care, Netherlands
Fong-Chin Su, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Dr HSIAO-FENG CHIEH is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at National Cheng Kung Universtiy in Taiwan

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00