Graphical user interface for ambient assisted living using the example of SOPRANO
Elderly friendly HMI is growing important, since the change of demographics is occurring in western countries and the percentage of elderly people in total population is increasing. Probably important in the future, will be the elderly friendly HMI, embedded in the scenario of ambient assisted living. An intelligent surrounding which assists and helps elderly people to perform their daily living. Using the example of SOPRANO, an EU-founded project within ambient assisted living, this paper discusses which interface device is appropriate for elderly users and which design-guidelines are important. Further more the user-centred design approach, adapted for elderly people is displayed and for using a TV as interaction device, a navigation approach for the remote control is discussed.