Acceptability of a lifelogging wearable camera in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: A mixed-method study

Olga Gelonch, Mireia Ribera, Núria Codern-Bové, Sílvia Ramos, Maria Quintana, Gloria Chico, Noemí Cerulla, Paula Lafarga, Petia Radeva, Maite Garolera

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    Abstract

    © 2019 The Author(s). Background: The main objective of this research was to evaluate the acceptance of technology based on a wearable lifelogging camera in a sample of older adults diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Methods: A mixed-method design was used, consisting of a self-report questionnaire, numerous images taken by users, and a series of focus group discussions. The patients were involved in an individualized training programme. Results: Nine MCI patients and their caregiver relatives were included. They showed good acceptance of the camera and downloaded an appropriate number of images on a daily basis. Perceived severity and ease of use were the main factors associated with the intention to use the device. Conclusions: Older adults with MCI can become competent users of lifelogging wearable cameras with a good level of acceptance. Privacy concerns are outweighed by the potential benefits for memory. Limitations, strengths and implications for future research are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number110
    JournalBMC Geriatrics
    Volume19
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2019

    Keywords

    • Acceptability
    • Lifelogging
    • Mild cognitive impairment
    • Mixed-method study
    • Technology

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