publication . Article . 2017

The Development of Assistive Systems to Support Older People: Issues that Affect Success in Practice

Jean Hallewell Haslwanter; Geraldine Fitzpatrick;
Open Access English
  • Published: 22 Dec 2017 Journal: Technologies (issn: 2227-7080, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Due to an aging population in Europe, the development of Ambient Assisted Living technologies (AAL) is increasingly the target of research financing. These technologies promise to enable older people to remain in their own homes longer, something many people report wanting and which may also reduce the costs of care. To date however there are few systems on the market. Other studies have tried to understand this by looking at user acceptance. However, by looking only at the user acceptance, we may miss important aspects to explain why systems went wrong in the first place, since decisions made during the development may affect the success later. To address this,...
Subjects
free text keywords: older people, ambient assisted living, human-centered computing, managing software development, Technology, T, Population ageing, Psychology, Qualitative research, Public relations, business.industry, business
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