Claudia Rébola

Claudia Rébola
University of Cincinnati | UC · College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)

PhD

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Additional affiliations
August 2014 - present
Rhode Island School of Design
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 2007 - August 2014
Georgia Institute of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (47)
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Robotics is an industry that has disrupted the health field in different areas, including older adult care. Robotic companions for older adults have proved to produce many benefits, including decreasing loneliness, anxiety, stress, depression, agitation, and contributing to the improvement of social relationships, to mention a few. Currently, there...
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Piatt Park is the first park in Cincinnati and hence a heritage destination. Recently the park has become a hotspot for notorious problems including loitering, drug usage, homelessness etc. which affects the quality of living of residents and visitors of downtown Cincinnati. Different organizations have addressed the situation but the majority of p...
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This paper describes the process of designing and developing robotic technologies as prosthetics for the home space to respond to the needs and advance the quality of life of older adults. The trend demographics report a significant increase of the number of older adults in the next decade in the United States, which would generate the most signifi...
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In the United States the opioid epidemic is on the rise with over 70.000 deaths by overdose in the last 20 years. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an effective antidote that can be administered to people who are suffering an overdose. Currently, the public relies on Quick Response Teams, which are overly saturated with requests. The country and c...
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Design is a profession that lives in both sociocultural and technical settings. We cannot separate design from people, and as such, there is a need to consider design as a people-centered activity.1 Design research is not any different; it involves understanding such settings.2 However, despite many articulations of how designers might understand p...
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Design and technology can have a significant impact on the aging with disability population, empowering these individuals to sustain independence, maintain health, engage safely in basic activities at home/community, and fully participate in society. Yet, there is a need to increase knowledge, practice about, and availability of effective universal...
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Participation through a robot avatar has been described as a utopian future. However, for people experiencing it in current social contexts it’s a whole different reality. Last May, at the CHI 2016 conference at the convention center in San Jose, California, conference chairs made an effort to increase access by offering remote attendance using a c...
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This experiment was designed using a triangular approach to discover and test the viability of potentially using inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors to monitor spinal movement and assist those with joint and spine injury in understanding recuperative and detrimental spinal movement throughout an exercise or activity. Seven subjects (four male,...
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This paper presents results on the state of technologies at independent living retirement communities in the United States. Results indicate that the level of technologies use is lower than determined by current reports.
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This paper describes the development of a technology designed for social connectedness. The goal was to design and develop a technology that allows older adults to be more connected with family and/or close ones. Bridging Unmet Modes of Participation (BUMP) respond to the needs of designing technology products for inclusion and integration of older...
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Mobile technology can improve lives of older adults through remote health monitoring (telehealth), memory aids (including medicine reminders), personal data management, and social and communication assistance. Although numerous design guidelines, design principles, and heuristics have been developed to improve the user interface (UI) design of mobi...
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Social interactions in retirement communities’ shared spaces are a key component to preventing social isolation and loneliness among older people. Given the underutilization of these spaces, placing technologies to promote utilization of- and socialization in- shared spaces might improve independence and quality of life among older adults. The purp...
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This paper describes the studies undertaken in order to improve and simplify communication of health information for a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) devices, specifically the BL Healthcare Access Tablet, to older adults. Current icon and information design of the RPM devices are not well designed to reflect the needs, experiences and limitations...
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This paper provides an outline of a framework used in a series of interactive product concepts designed for and with older adults. This framework was developed as part of a research focus, entitled "sympathetic devices," which focuses on the design of communication technologies for older adults. The core elements of the framework are outlined provi...
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Knee replacement surgery is dramatically increasing in the United States for people over the age of 45 and rehabilitation after surgery is a necessary step for the success of the replacement. Rehabilitation requires regular access to a wide variety of resources and personnel. Currently, there are no self-care tools to enable tracking a patient's re...
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The purpose of this case study is to describe the studies undertaken in order to improve remote patient monitoring devices (RPM), specifically The BL Healthcare Access Tablet. Current RPM devices are expensive devices that are not well designed to reflect the needs, experiences and limitations of the user. In this paper, we propose mobile applicati...
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The purpose of this paper is to describe the studies undertaken in order to improve and simplify user interface (UI) design of a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) device, specifically the BL Healthcare Access Tablet. Current icon designs for UIs of the RPM devices are not well designed to reflect the needs, experiences and limitations of the end-user...
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Social interactions in retirement communities’ shared spaces is a key component to preventing social isolation and loneliness among older people. Given the underutilization of these spaces, placing technologies to promote socialization in shared spaces might improve independence and quality of life among older adults. In order to understand sociali...
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The purpose of this paper is to describe the design and development of an interactive art installation, Stitchtures, for retirement community shared common areas. Physical and digital co-design activities are described in the development of an interactive art piece inspired by biological systems and collective behavior. Vision systems are also desc...
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Pictures at an Exhibition is a physical/digital puppetry piece that uses tangible interface puppets to modify a virtual scene projected at the back of the stage in real-time. The piece merges traditional puppeteering practices with tangible interaction technologies and virtual environments to create a novel performance for the live stage. This pape...
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This chapter presents the research, development, and findings of a communication technology developed to enable older adults living in retirement communities to share public events. The project draws reference from the fields of industrial design, universal design, and computer science to design a technology for residents at a retirement community....
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Pictures at an Exhibition is a physical/digital puppetry piece that uses tangible interface puppets to modify a virtual scene projected at the back of the stage in real-time. Telling the story of a heist in an art gallery, the actions of the puppets are digitally reflected in abstract changes to an artwork in the scene. The piece merges traditional...
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Computer mediated group collaboration, particularly in the design and engineering disciplines, is in need of better applications that suit the needs of effective exchange of information. Multi-touch surfaces offer the capabilities to augment and better enable face-to-face interaction with digital content and applications. This paper presents the de...
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Many installations research efforts today explore how to engage participants with embedded digital content and applications in interactive environments. Yet the interactive design is largely determined by the constraints and requirements of the underlying sensing technologies. Such constrains result in a limited dialog between the user and the inte...
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Encouraging wellness at home is a necessary step in alleviating the healthcare system, but also a vehicle for promoting independence and quality of life among older adults. Even though much healthcare research is focused on autism, asthma, diabetes, to mention a few, depression caused by isolation is a serious condition related to healthy aging and...
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Many research efforts today explore how digitally augmented tables enable face-to-face interaction with digital content and applications. Yet the design of digital tables is still largely driven by the constraints and requirements of the underlying sensing technologies and digital systems. In order to move digital tables into real-world physical sp...

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The purpose of this case study was to describe the studies undertaken in order to improve remote patient monitoring device, specifically The BL Healthcare Access Tablet. Current remote patient monitoring devices are expensive devices that are not well designed to reflect the needs, experiences, and limitations of the user. Improvement is made from the perspective of user experience/user interface redesign. Usability studies were conducted, followed by the UI redesign with the aim to address the UX design. Mobile application concept for the remote patient monitoring is developed, that could be used on existing tablets and smartphones, thus eliminating the need for current costly hardware.