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The prevalence of off-the-shelf wearable devices increases the monitoring and measurement of critical physiological parameters like activity, sleep, heart rate, and blood pressure. However, the accessibility of health data representations poses challenges for older adults, who often struggle to understand the criticality of their own health data without assistance. This poster highlights the challenges older adults face in accessing their health data from wearable technologies, specifically focusing on data representations.

To address these challenges, it proposes a methodology that involves a heuristic evaluation of existing data representations with experts and accessibility studies with older adults using a mixed methods approach and objective measures. The heuristic evaluation aims to gain deeper insights into the usability of health data representations and identify underlying accessibility challenges to create a more tailored group of tasks and potential accessibility scenarios to be evaluated in health data representations by older adults.

The outcomes seek to improve accessibility by developing a multimodal prototype with visual, auditory, and tactile feedback and promoting better health conditions and support for older adults through personalized and inclusive health data representation.

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Health data representation, Accessibility, Heuristic Evaluation, Older adults


Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Computer Sciences


Dr Emma Murphy, Dr Enda Bates


First Annual Teaching and Research Showcase 2023


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Enhancing Health Data Representation for Older Adults: Unlocking Opportunities



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