Gesture-Based Applications for Elderly People
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Original versionChen, W. (2013). Gesture-based applications for elderly people. In Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Modalities and Techniques (pp. 186-195). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39330-3_20
According to the literature, normal ageing is associated with a decline in sensory, perceptual, motor and cognitive abilities. When designing applications for elderly people, it is crucial to take into consideration the decline in functions. For this purpose, gesture-based applications that allow for direct manipulations can be useful, as they provide natural and intuitive interactions. This paper examines gesture-based applications for the elderly and studies that have investigated these applications, and it identifies opportunities and challenges in designing such applications.