A longitudinal evaluation of the acceptability and impact of a diet diary app for older adults with age-related macular degeneration

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Abstract

Ongoing advances in technology are increasing the scope for enhancing and supporting older adults’ daily living. The digital divide between older and younger adults raises concerns, however, about the suitability of technological solutions for older adults, especially for those with impairments. Taking older adults with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) as a case study, we used user-centred and participatory design approaches to develop an assistive mobile app for self-monitoring their intake of food [12,13]. In this paper we report on findings of a longitudinal field evaluation of our app that was conducted to investigate how it was received and adopted by older adults with AMD and its impact on their lives. Demonstrating the benefit of applying inclusive design methods for technology for older adults, our findings reveal how the use of the app raises participants’ awareness and facilitates self-monitoring of diet, encourages positive (diet) behaviour change, and encourages learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI'2016 : proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Place of PublicationNew York, NY (US)
PublisherACM
Pages124-134
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4408-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2016
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 6 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period6/09/169/09/16

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Keywords

  • age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • older adults
  • assistive technology
  • mobile apps
  • diet diary
  • health behaviour change
  • user-centered design (UCD)

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Hakobyan, L., Lumsden, J., Shaw, R. L., & O'Sullivan, D. (2016). A longitudinal evaluation of the acceptability and impact of a diet diary app for older adults with age-related macular degeneration. In MobileHCI'2016 : proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (pp. 124-134). New York, NY (US): ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2935334.2935356
Hakobyan, Lilit ; Lumsden, Jo ; Shaw, Rachel L ; O'Sullivan, Dympna. / A longitudinal evaluation of the acceptability and impact of a diet diary app for older adults with age-related macular degeneration. MobileHCI'2016 : proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services . New York, NY (US) : ACM, 2016. pp. 124-134
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A longitudinal evaluation of the acceptability and impact of a diet diary app for older adults with age-related macular degeneration. / Hakobyan, Lilit; Lumsden, Jo; Shaw, Rachel L; O'Sullivan, Dympna.

MobileHCI'2016 : proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services . New York, NY (US) : ACM, 2016. p. 124-134.

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Hakobyan L, Lumsden J, Shaw RL, O'Sullivan D. A longitudinal evaluation of the acceptability and impact of a diet diary app for older adults with age-related macular degeneration. In MobileHCI'2016 : proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services . New York, NY (US): ACM. 2016. p. 124-134 https://doi.org/10.1145/2935334.2935356