Lily Sepulveda Garcia

Location: Information School, Regent Court

Lily Sepulveda Garcia

PhD title

An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Informal Caregivers use of Assistive Technologies to care for people with dementia at home


Pamela Abbott & Peter Bath

Project description

This investigation focuses in understanding  the lived experiences of mexican informal caregivers who use assitive technologies to care for their family members affected with a type of dementia at home. Through a phenomenological methodology their perception of the assistive technology is analysed to understand what their real needs are under that cultural context. This understanding will help inform developers and designers of how to create better assistive technologies and how to use a phenomenological approach to understand their end user.

Research interests

Technologies for people with dementia and caregivers, Human-centre computing, Assistive technologies, AAL technologies, Phenomenological methodologies

Funding and awards

CONACyT scholarship

Events and conference presentations

iConference 2018, 2nd International IPA Conference


Peng, G., Garcia, L. M. S., Nunes, M., & Zhang, N. (2016, September). Identifying user requirements of wearable healthcare technologies for Chinese ageing population. In 2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

Sepulveda Garcia, L. M., Abbott, P., & Bath, P. A. (2018). Understanding the lived experiences of Mexican informal caregivers with Ambient Assisted Living Technologies. iConference 2018 Proceedings.