To celebrate Saint Martin’s Day, there was a Magusto (a traditional get together involving roasting chestnuts) at Centro de Convívio da Junta de Freguesia de Cedofeita. The afternoon had a lot of excitement, with theater, dance and, of course, roasted chestnuts!
For three days, Fraunhofer held the evaluation of participants in usability tests of cognitive games developed in the thesis entitled Mobile Serious Games for Seniors. Among the questionnaires and assessments, we talked and laughed a lot together. We loved hosting our senior friends at Fraunhofer!
At the request of the elders of Centro Social das Antas, we have organized jointly with the responsible of the Center an afternoon themed dance! The aim was to celebrate the arrival of summer and provide elderly fun times. Some of the elderly already knew Dance. Don’t Fall! (DDF) after taking part in the usability test phase.
After the tests, they headed back to the Center and commented with colleagues how much fun they had with participating in the tests. So, the other seniors also wanted to try the game out! Thus, we took all the necessary equipment to the Center and inaugurated the dance floor! Then, one by one, all of the seniors danced.
It was a nice afternoon at Centro Social das Antas!
After some months of work, we finished the tests of the Master Thesis Mobile gesture-based interaction design patterns for older adults.
We have conducted 120 usability tests with seniors who are part of our user network COLABORAR and attend Day Care/Living Centers in Porto.
Thanks to all seniors for taking the time to participate in the tests!
We received a group of seniors registered in COLABORAR to participate in the testing of the project Gesture Recognition for Natural Interaction with Applications. These tests were designed to understand which gestures older people naturally use to interact with the TV interface.
Thank you to all participants!
ANT+ Medical Health Kit for Older Adults allows the elderly to read their weight and blood pressure values with a mobile phone, while their clinicians monitor those values on a web application and may give them an appropriate feedback. During the next weeks, we will be testing this application with the precious help of the seniors that are part of COLABORAR.
For the first time, we welcomed two groups of seniors at Fraunhofer’s facilities in order to participate in usability tests for two projects. This way, we opened the Living Lab that was purposefully built for testing and user research in an environment rendering reality.