Abstract

In this paper we present the user-centred design of a medicine dispenser for persons suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The prototype was evaluated in two phases with two caregivers and two Alzheimer's patients. Caregivers evaluated the device positively. The Alzheimer's patients faced usability problems while completing tasks due to the virtual interaction medium of the medicine dispenser. However, patients and caregivers found the concept useful for medication intake.

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