Utilizing AR as a Tool for Assessing Accessibility in the Home

Home modification interventions can remedy deficiencies in the home environments of the growing number of older adults that want to age in place. Unfortunately, performing an assessment of a home environment is a difficult process, often requiring numerous measurements from a skilled practitioner. To address these gaps in practice, we used an iterative co-design process to develop a first prototype of a novel augmented reality home assessment tool (ARHAT) that can be utilized more rapidly by both individuals in and outside of health care, as well as performed either on or off-site. The aim of this work is to create a tool for major stakeholders involved in supporting housing design and aging in place, thereby reaching and making a difference in the lives of more older adults.

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