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  • Name

    João Pavão
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Affiliated Researcher
  • Since

    01st January 2015
Publications

2022

User-Centred Usability Evaluation of Embodied Communication Agents to Support Older Adults: A Scoping Review

Authors
Bastardo, R; Pavão, J; Rocha, NP;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems

Abstract
This paper presents a scoping review of the literature on user-centred usability evaluation of Embodied Communication Agents (ECAs) embedded in digital solutions to support older adults. Twenty-nine studies were included in this scoping review. The included studies reported the implementation of digital solutions to promote: (i) secure and supportive environment; (ii) healthcare provision; (iii) healthy lifestyles; and (iv) social involvement and active participation. In terms of usability evaluation, it was not possible to identify a common understanding on the methods and instruments being used since there is high heterogeneity in terms of experimental design. Moreover, some methodological flaws were identified when analysing the experimental design of the included studies. © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2022

Cognitive Screening Instruments for Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Mapping Review

Authors
Bastardo R.; Pavão J.; Martins A.I.; Silva A.G.; Rocha N.P.;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems

Abstract
This paper presents a systematic mapping review of the literature on innovative digital solutions to detect cognitive impairment of community-dwelling older adults. Seventy-six articles were included in this mapping review. Most of the included articles (i.e., 65 articles) reported the implementation and validation of computerized versions of paper-based neuropsychological tests. In turn, 11 studies are related to the application of emerging technologies to detect cognitive decline, including serious games, virtual reality, and data analytics (e.g., algorithms to analyse data from ubiquitous daily activity and interaction sensing) approaches. From these 11 studies, four include experimental setups to determine if the developed digital solutions can discriminate cognitive impairments. Based on the mapping review findings is possible to conclude that further research is required to develop cognitive screening approaches alternative to computerized versions of paper-based neuropsychological tests.

2022

A Survey on Smart Cities and Ageing

Authors
Bastardo, R; Pavao, J; Rocha, NP;

Publication
ICT4AWE: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR AGEING WELL AND E-HEALTH

Abstract
During the last decades, local, regional, and national governments promoted the development of smart cities, aiming the integration of traditional urban infrastructures and information technologies to provide high quality and sustainable urban services. Smart cities' implementations may change the way the individuals experience the urban spaces. Looking specifically to older adults, smart cities' applications have the potential of promoting their autonomy, independence, safety, well-being, social participation, and inclusion. This paper presents a survey of the scientific literature aiming to analyse current evidence related to smart cities' applications to support older adults and to identify issues for future research.

2021

Smart Cities' Applications to Facilitate the Mobility of Older Adults: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Authors
Rocha, NP; Bastardo, R; Pavao, J; Santinha, G; Rodrigues, M; Rodrigues, C; Queiros, A; Dias, A;

Publication
APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL

Abstract
This study aimed to identify: (i) the relevant applications based on information technologies and requiring smart cities' infrastructure to facilitate the mobility of older adults in URBAN SPACES; (ii) the type of data being used by the proposed applications; (iii) the maturity level of these applications; and (iv) the barriers TO their dissemination. An electronic search was conducted on Web of Science, Scopus, and IEEE Xplore databases, combining relevant keywords. Then, titles and abstracts were screened against inclusion and exclusion criteria, and the full texts of the eligible articles were retrieved and screened for inclusion. A total of 28 articles were included. These articles report smart cities' applications to facilitate the mobility of older adults using different types of sensing devices. The number of included articles is reduced when compared with the total number of articles related to smart cities, which means that the mobility of older adults it is still a not significant topic within the research on smart cities'. Although most of the included studies aimed the implementation of specific applications, these were still in an early stage of development, without the assessment of potential end-users. This is an important research gap since it makes difficult the creation of market-oriented solutions. Another research gap is the integration of knowledge generated by other research topics related to smart cities and smart mobility. Consequently, important issues (e.g., user privacy, data standardization and integration, Internet of Things implementation, and sensors' characteristics) were poorly addressed by the included studies.

2021

Methodological Quality of User-Centered Usability Evaluation of Ambient Assisted Living Solutions: A Systematic Literature Review

Authors
Bastardo, R; Martins, AI; Pavao, J; Silva, AG; Rocha, NP;

Publication
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Abstract
This study aimed to determine the methodological quality of user-centered usability evaluation of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) solutions by (i) identifying the characteristics of the AAL studies reporting on user-centered usability evaluation, (ii) systematizing the methods, procedures and instruments being used, and (iii) verifying if there is evidence of a common understanding on methods, procedures, and instruments for user-centered usability evaluation. An electronic search was conducted on Web of Science, Scopus, and IEEE Xplore databases, combining relevant keywords. Then, titles and abstracts were screened against inclusion and exclusion criteria, and the full texts of the eligible studies were retrieved and screened for inclusion. A total of 44 studies were included. The results show a great heterogeneity of methods, procedures, and instruments to evaluate the usability of AAL solutions and, in general, the researchers fail to consider and report relevant methodological aspects. Guidelines and instruments to assess the quality of the studies might help improving the experimental design and reporting of studies on user-centered usability evaluation of AAL solutions.

Supervised
thesis

2019

Desenvolvimento de aplicações de escalas de avaliação em saúde

Author
Sérgio Filipe Coutinho Rebelo

Institution
UTAD

2019

The modeling of na enterprise architecture in Hospital Wards using archimate

Author
Camilla Steinhart

Institution
UTAD

2019

Interoperable Information-Security and Privacy Framework for Integration of Distributed Personal Health Data

Author
Alexander MENSE

Institution
UTAD

2018

Facial image processing to monitor physical exercise intensity

Author
Salik Ram Khanal

Institution
UTAD

2018

Estudo de um modelo de tratamento e análise do risco de quedas em ambiente hospitalar

Author
Tiago Filipe Coutinho Rodrigues

Institution
UTAD