Quotation Schneider, Cornelia, Trukeschitz, Birgit, Rieser, Harald. 2020. Measuring the Use of the Active and Assisted Living Prototype CARIMO for Home Care Service Users: Evaluation Framework and Results. Applied Sciences. 10 (38), 1-21.




To address the challenges of aging societies, various information and communication technology (ICT)-based systems for older people have been developed in recent years. Currently, the evaluation of these so-called active and assisted living (AAL) systems usually focuses on the analyses of usability and acceptance, while some also assess their impact. Little is known about the actual take-up of these assistive technologies. This paper presents a framework for measuring the take-up by analyzing the actual usage of AAL systems. This evaluation framework covers detailed information regarding the entire process including usage data logging, data preparation, and usage data analysis. We applied the framework on the AAL prototype CARIMO for measuring its take-up during an eight-month field trial in Austria and Italy. The framework was designed to guide systematic, comparable, and reproducible usage data evaluation in the AAL field; however, the general applicability of the framework has yet to be validated.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Applied Sciences
Citation Index SCI
Language English
Title Measuring the Use of the Active and Assisted Living Prototype CARIMO for Home Care Service Users: Evaluation Framework and Results
Volume 10
Number 38
Year 2020
Page from 1
Page to 21
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/1/38/pdf
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app10010038
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/1/38/pdf


CiM-Outcomes - Evaluating effectiveness of ICT-based systems to promote physical activity and care networks for older people
Trukeschitz, Birgit (Details)
Rieser, Harald (Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H., Austria)
Schneider, Cornelia (University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, Austria)
Research Institute for Economics of Aging FI (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1161 Human-computer interaction (Details)
2555 Human-computer interaction (Details)
5334 Political economic policy (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5421 Aging research (Details)
5911 Social policy (Details)
5933 Aging research (Details)
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