Christian Lovis, Brigitte Séroussi, Arie Hasman, Louise Pape-Haugaard, Osman Saka, Stig Kjær Andersen
1 E-learning lab, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN2 The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN3 Department of Communication and Psychology, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN4 Human Centred Health Informatics & Participation, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN5 Dansk Center for Sundhedsinformatik, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN
The case of the intelligent bed
This paper presents methodological lessons learned from an Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) lab exploring the use of intelligent beds in a nursing home. The living lab study was conducted over a period of three month. 20 intelligent beds were installed. Data was collected via self-registration, diaries, observations, interviews and workshops with residents, nurses, nursing assistants, management, building officers, and purchasers from the Municipality. The paper presents an analysis within the overall themes of technology, use, and care, which is discussed by use of the SWOT framework presenting strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats identified in the living lab of the intelligent bed. The paper concludes by emphasizing the need for mature technology, long-term studies, clarification of role and tasks of different stakeholders, and attention on methods used for living lab evaluations.
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: Proceedings of Mie2014, 2014, p. 318-322
Main Research Area:
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
European Medical Informatics Conference, MIE, 2014