Personalized Persuasion for Social Interactions in Nursing Homes

Marcos Baez Chiara Dalpiaz Fatbardha Hoxha Alessia Tovo Valentina Caforio Fabio Casati

This paper presents our preliminary investigation and ap- proach towards a mixed physical-virtual technology for stimulating social interactions among and with older adults in nursing homes. We report on set of surveys, apps and focus groups aiming at understanding the different motivations and obstacles in promoting social interactions in institutionalised care. We then present our approach to address some of the key themes found, e.g., the technological disparity, lack of conversa- tion topics and opportunities to interact.