Awareable Steps: Functional and Fashionable Shoes for Patients with Dementia

Awareable Steps: Functional and Fashionable Shoes for Patients with Dementia


Publication/Creation Date
September 10 2015
Creators/Contributors
Hyunjoo Oh (creator)
Mark D. Gross (creator)
University Of Colorado Boulder (contributor)
Atlas Institute (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
Awareable Steps is designed to assist self-alert and security monitoring for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Using vibration motors, the shoes alert a patient who is inactive for 20 minutes. Also, family or caregivers can track the patient’s location via mobile services such as Find iPhone or Find My Android Phone. Our design decisions are based on three themes: problem solving for specific users, fashion and aesthetics, and accessible technology.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Feet

Date archived
October 31 2015
Last edited
November 28 2018
How to cite this entry
Hyunjoo Oh, Mark D. Gross. (September 10 2015). "Awareable Steps: Functional and Fashionable Shoes for Patients with Dementia". 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication (UbiComp/ISWC 2015 Adjunct). International Joint Conference On Pervasive And Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/1327