Stimulating conversations in residential care through technology-mediated reminiscence

Francisco Ibarra, Marcos Baez, Francesca Fiore, Fabio Casati

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In this paper we describe the design of a reminiscence-based social interaction tool, namely Collegamenti, that aims at stimulating conversations and a sense of mutual awareness in residential care. Unlike previous work, Collegamenti focuses on stimulating the different types of relationships that are relevant to the quality of life in residential care: interactions with primary family caregivers, contacts with the larger family, friendships with peer residents and interactions with the nursing home staff. We explore the needs and challenges of this scenario in terms of social interactions but also in terms of how to make the technology sustainable and well integrated with care practices and initiatives, and report on the findings from the qualitative studies and concept validation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2017 - 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsRegina Bernhaupt, Marco Winckler, Girish Dalvi, Anirudha Joshi, Devanuj K. Balkrishan, Jacki O'Neill
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319676869
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event16th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2017 - Mumbai, India
Duration: 25 Sep 201729 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10515 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2017


  • Nursing homes
  • Older adults
  • Reminiscence
  • Social interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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