Potmote: A TV Remote Control for Older Adults

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Abstract

Traditional television remote control presents frequent challenges to older adults. These challenges arise due to lack of feedback and poor design features such as labeling, size, spatial proximity, physical feel, etc. This paper describes the design of an accessible TV remote control (Potmote) created by employing potentiometers with Arduino to enhance tactile feedback and ease of channel selection with ergonomic controls. An experimental study was conducted with 15 older adults to understand how to design a system that would allow them to change channel numbers and volume levels. The result of experiment have shown positive feedback by the subjects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASSETS '18: Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
PublisherACM DL
Pages486-488
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5650-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
EventASSETS '18: 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - Galway, Ireland
Duration: 22 Oct 201824 Oct 2018
Conference number: 20

Conference

ConferenceASSETS '18: 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Abbreviated titleASSETS '18
CountryIreland
CityGalway
Period22/10/1824/10/18

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    Mehrotra, S. (2018). Potmote: A TV Remote Control for Older Adults. In ASSETS '18: Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 486-488). ACM DL. https://doi.org/10.1145/3234695.3240989