LIVING USABILITY LAB METHODOLOGY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMBIENT ASSISTED LIVING SYSTEMS AND SERVICES

Alexandre Queirós, Margarida Cerqueira, Ana Isabel Martins, Anabela Gonçalves Silva, Joaquim Alvarelhão, António Teixeira, Nelson Pacheco da Rocha

Abstract


The paper aims to present the research work associated with the consolidation of the Living Usability Lab (LUL), an ecosystem devoted to the development of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) systems and services. The paper refers the motivations behind the development of LUL and presents its goals and its constituent entities: i) stakeholders; ii) methodological approaches; iii) applications; iv) development platform and v) logical and physical infrastructure. In particular, it presents the Living Usability Lab methodology, which aims the active involvement of potential end users and other stakeholders in all phases of the AAL systems and services development in order to optimize them in terms of usability, effectiveness and acceptance.

Keywords: Usability, Ambient Assisted Living, Living Lab Methodology.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.14571/cets.v4.n1.87-112p.



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