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Title: Older adults' comprehension of speech as interactive domestic alarm system output: A field study
Authors: Lines, L
Hone, KS
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc
Citation: HCI International 2003. Crete, June 2003.
Abstract: A rapidly ageing population has led to the development of Interactive Domestic Alarm Systems (IDASs) to assist older adults with independent living. This research considers the use of speech as IDAS output and the impact the domestic environment may have on older adults’ comprehension of speech outputs. This paper introduces IDASs, the benefits of employing speech as a mode of system output and the critical design issue of user comprehension. Extending previous laboratory studies (see Lines & Hone, 2002a, Lines & Hone, 2002b, Lines & Hone, 2002c) a field investigation is reported that considers older adults’ comprehension of speech gender and speech type [natural/synthetic] within the domestic environment. The main findings are discussed and future research directions explored.
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