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Studies in Design Thinking

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Blancare: A Modular Interactive Textile System for Remote Senior Caregiving

A smart blanket to support connections between seniors with mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers and families.

J.Zhu & W.Cong(2022)

Memory Sand Garden: Designing for Self-Directed Play in Dementia Care Facilities

A tabletop zen garden that scaffolds self-driven meaningful play for dementia patients in residential care facilities

A.Valencia, TX Zheng & N.Verdiguel(2022)

DropIn: A Social Calendar

Promote self-efficacy, social interaction to older adults with cognitive impairment who live in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) 

H.Bidigare-Curtis, M.Darfler & P.Heye(2020)

FlipCook: Fostering Social Connectivity Through Integrative Technologies

Culinary experience for older adults with MCI to slow cognitive decline through the stimulation of social connection and physical autonomy

C.Lin, K.Yenduri & J.Khanna(2022)

eyeGlass: Assist Patients with Alzheimer's Disease And Dementia with Navigation and Safety

An inexpensive care system that provide audio assistance for indoor navigation for older adults with mild cognitive and mobility impairment

Connect: Linking Healthcare to the Community for Older Adults

An implementation of a exiting application that gathers information to aid in the detection and reduction of loneliness for old adults

E.Luo,S.Mohammed & C.Sun(2020)

B.Welgoss, A.Zhao, H.Bazille & R.Rahai(2020)

An implementation of a exiting application that gathers information to aid in the detection and reduction of loneliness for old adults

B.Welgoss, A.Zhao, H.Bazille & R.Rahai(2020)

Yesterday Once More: Card Game Design for Older Adults with Autobiographical Memory impairment

An individual reminiscence-based design interventions to stimulating autobiographical remembering for older adults with Alzheimer

X.Zhu & L.Hu(2020)

ThriveByDesign: Support Older Adults’ Well-Being Through the Co-Design of their Environments

A mobile application to support older adults in making meaningful changes to their living environments

R.Ames, A.Brown & Z.Zhang(2022)

WaterDrop:  A Tech-integrated Portable Medication Management System

A portable system designed to be carried and accessible for medication adherence in older adults with MCI throughout the day

A.Cramer, J.Perez & L.Wang(2022)