Data collection

 

Feedback will be collected by means of several methods like observations, thinking-aloud, in-session and post-session interviews, qualitative and quantitative questionnaires, cultural probes, etc.  Test sessions will also be video-recorded in order to allow the subsequent analysis of user behaviour and quantification of time needed for completing the tasks.

 

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Simple statistical methodologies (mean values, standard deviation, correlations, etc.) will be used to analyze the results of the feedback questionnaires and the relation with the users’ profiles.

Two in-depth analyses will be carried out on the testing in the AAL laboratories and the validation at the elderly facilities. The first one (AAL testing) will be aimed at providing user feedback to the development WPs, in order to achieve an improvement of the final prototype. This analysis will therefore underline the main technological improvements needed (possibly with a priority level for each). The second (validation at end-users’ home) will focus on assessing point of strength and weaknesses of the final prototype. The two analyses will be instrumental for the overall scientific assessment of the ENRICHME system, aimed at identifying the potential impact of the system in supporting the active and healthy ageing of European citizens. Data on system sensibility and sensitivity will be compared with those already available in the literature and current elderly housing facilities. Physiological indexes will be analyzed versus other parameters (motion, behavioural, clinical, video analysis, ethnographic observation) to check if the collected information coincides with and brings new insights into clinical and HRI situations.