Tracking Older Adult Cognition with Smart Speakers

Rosa Arriaga
Jeremy Philipp

A large portion of the United States population is aging and desire to stay healthy. Smart speakers offer a potential platform for voice user interface (VUI) tools aimed at improving the tracking of cognition and potentially aiding the diagnosis of cognitive decline and dementia. Need finding interviews, task based usability sessions, and a five-week in home usability trial were used to determine the feasibility of a VUI cognitive tracking tool. The research yielded design implications for future smart speaker based cognitive tracking interfaces.


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