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On the use of the automobile code of colors in the housing environment context for persons in loss of autonomy

M. Delvigne
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A. Santos
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A. Tardot
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E. Desbordes
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Laurent Billonnet
Jean-Michel Dumas
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The persons in loss of autonomy have several sociological and psychological blockings in using the technologies aimed to reduce their dependence. Thus, it is important to offer non neither intrusive nor stigmatizing solutions. It becomes necessary to propose schemes to allow these people to appropriate more easily the home automation and information technologies equipments installed in their housing environment. In our approach, we consider that the potential users of these technologies already had an automobile. We thus proposed the transfer of technologies initially dedicated to the automobile domain to the housing of the persons in loss of autonomy with the following concept: can the principles of communication, safety and protection used for the automobile be transposed to the housing context? The car manufacturers have created an effective descriptive system thanks to a green/orange/red visual code having a universal meaning. These colors were chosen because of the ability of the brain to get them quickly. The dashboard of the car perfectly integrates a set of logos based on these three colors. The brief appearance of a logo using one of these colors activates an immediate reaction of the person. Red means an immediate danger, orange call a greater surveillance and green is indicative and tolerant. The color code now overcomes the frame of the automobile and becomes a way of perceiving the environment in the daily life. It is thus interesting to study the transposition of this code and related logos to reduce the loss of autonomy. A possible application concerns the elders and the people affected by the Alzheimer's disease using the chromatic perception. In a first step, the association of the color code with the perception of the space allows to guide and to insure the fragile persons within their own environment. A second step consists in integrating chromic materials in the design of technological objects and items for the persons in loss of autonomy. The col! or of these smart materials changes reversibly according to various stimuli applied (heat, humidity, pressure, electricity, light ...). The red/orange/green code can then be chosen here also for a wide range of applications.
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hal-00648650 , version 1 (06-12-2011)


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M. Delvigne, A. Santos, A. Tardot, E. Desbordes, Laurent Billonnet, et al.. On the use of the automobile code of colors in the housing environment context for persons in loss of autonomy. Med-e-tel 2011, The International eHealth, Telemedecine and Health ICT Forum For Education, Networking and Business, Apr 2011, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. pp. 150-153. ⟨hal-00648650⟩


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