Using technology to encourage a healthier lifestyle in people with Down's syndrome

Mohammedi, Abdullah and Augusto, Juan Carlos ORCID logoORCID: (2021) Using technology to encourage a healthier lifestyle in people with Down's syndrome. Universal Access in the Information Society, 20 (2) . pp. 343-358. ISSN 1615-5289 [Article] (doi:10.1007/s10209-020-00721-y)

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This article reports on the development of a mobile app developed to Encourage Healthier Lifestyles, with emphasis on food intake, by People with Down’s syndrome. The system started by considering generic guidelines on designing technology for people with Down’s syndrome investigated by a previous European project. Then it developed the product using the User-centred Intelligent Environments Development Process, an iterative method of gathering stakeholders’ views to involve them in co-designing the product.

The project produced a mobile app which was validated with the intended final users and gathered positive feedback. The experience also provides further insights which can inform developers of future similar technological solutions.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
Item ID: 29644
Notes on copyright: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Universal Access in the Information Society. The final authenticated version is available online at:
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Depositing User: Juan Augusto
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2020 13:55
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 17:49

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