Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Alan F. Smeaton
Cathal Gurrin
Ronan Collins
Julia O'Rourke
Adam Bermingham
Niamh Caprani
Yang Yang

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
dementia information storage and retrieval systems recsys multimedia systems search mental health interaction design user study reminiscence therapy recommender systems interactive computer systems

Design and field evaluation of REMPAD: a recommender system supporting group reminiscence therapy (2013)

Abstract This paper describes a semi-automated web-based system to facilitate digital remi-niscence therapy for patients with mild-to-moderate dementia, enacted in a group setting. The system, REMPAD, uses proactive recommendation technology to profile participants and groups, and offers interactive multimedia content from the Internet to match these profiles. In this paper, we focus on the design of the system to deliver an innovative personalized group reminiscence experience. We take a user-centered design approach to discover and address the design challenges and considerations. A combination of methodologies is used throughout this research study, including exploratory interviews, prototype use case walkthroughs, and field evaluations. The results of the field evaluation indicate high user satisfaction when using the system, and strong tendency towards repeated use in future. These studies provide an insight into the current practices and challenges of group reminiscence therapy, and inform the design of a multimedia recommender system to support facilitators and group therapy participants.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information storage and retrieval systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Multimedia systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Mental health
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Interactive computer systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Full list of authors on original publication

Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Ronan Collins, Julia O'Rourke, Adam Bermingham, Niamh Caprani, Yang Yang

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Ronan Collins
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