Methods for Involving People Living with Dementia and Their Informal Carers as Co-Developers of Technological Solutions

Authors Helianthe Kort , Bas Steunenberg , dr.ir. J. (Joost) van Hoof
Published in Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Publication date 2019
Research groups Technology for Healthcare Innovations
Type Article

Summary

This paper reports on the research methods used in five different projects aimed at supporting people living with dementia in their everyday lives and activities of daily living. In all five projects, people living with dementia and their informal carers were involved. Applied methods ranged from passive involvement in the form of observations to very active involvement consisting of consultation rounds and think-aloud sessions. The projects highlighted that people living with dementia can still contribute to the development of solutions that support them in the self-management of their symptoms and challenges, as well as technological solutions that support them in daily living.

researchcomponents.publicationcontent.personslist.publicationauthors

  • Helianthe Kort | Professor | Research group Technology for Healthcare Innovations
    Helianthe Kort
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Technology for Healthcare Innovations
  • Bas Steunenberg | Researcher | Research group Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology
    Bas Steunenberg
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology

Language English
Published in Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Key words participatory design, autonomy, ageing-in-place, inclusion, methodology
Digital Object Identifier https://doi.org/10.1159/000497802
Page range 149-156

Helianthe Kort

Helianthe Kort | Professor | Research group Technology for Healthcare Innovations

Helianthe Kort

  • Professor
  • Research group: Technology for Healthcare Innovations