Document Type


Degree Name



Dept. of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology


Oregon Health & Science University


BACKGROUND: Often the elderly people and their family are unaware of the seriousness and potential morbidity associated with sleep problems in older people, distinct from the morbidity of concurrent disorders. The paper does not intend to deliver an in depth review of sleep and sleep disorders in older persons. Rather, it presents an overview of sleep patterns of the elderly patients measured by the sensors and providing the output through any output screen and suggests appropriate evidence-based recommendations for assessing and treating sleep disorders in the older adult population. OBJECTIVE: This capstone project is proposed to design a user interface using mock-ups (using PowerPoint) for the variety of stakeholders and perform usability testing of multiple display options. The result of these evaluations will be design guidance for developers of sleep management coaching systems. This project is related to a system and a method for improving sleep quality. It will benefit the users in learning about their specific sleep quality and receive recommendations related to their everyday behavior in layman's terms, using the displays described in this paper. METHODS: The purpose to provide cost-effective and reliable sleep quality diagnostic and screening techniques which can be used by any end-user without special education or professional support will be accomplished by a sleep management system consisting of sensor for monitoring the physiological parameters of a sleeping elderly .The Graphical user interfaces for targeted users i.e. elderly patients, Family members and health coach. The interface mock-ups designed for the variety of stakeholders and perform usability testing and after this being tested by all kind of targeted users, their feedback will be collected and modifications or enhancements will be made to this proposed design. CONCLUSION: This project can serve as a guide for designers for designing other user-centric sleep management systems. Based on the recommendation and suggestion these guidelines can always be modified when necessary and used for provide direction for design, for providing a better and effective GUI for the interactive devices of the sleep management system.




School of Medicine

Available for download on Friday, December 31, 9999