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DIY gerontechnology: circumventing mismatched technologies and bureaucratic procedure by creating care technologies of one's own

Jenny M. Bergschöld, Louis Neven, Alexander Peine
2019 Sociology of Health and Illness  
Such DIY-gerontechnologies are not high-tech solutions made by technology producers, but creative solutions that older adults' suit to their specific needs and assemble for themselves from mundane objects  ...  We show how and why care workers will sometimes advice older adults to assemble DIY-gerontechnologies.  ...  While there are differences in terms of personal style and choice of words, all care professionals described that they regularly encounter older adults who use DIY gerontechnology, or that they have encouraged  ... 
doi:10.1111/1467-9566.13012 pmid:31663618 fatcat:wk7w64rtirhclpsutmb4i6pz5i

Design multiple: How different configurations of participation matter in design practice

Björn Fischer, Britt Östlund, Alexander Peine
2021 Design Studies  
We present the findings of three different configurations of participatory design workshops, each involving a different stakeholder group (age researchers, care experts and older adults).  ...  Building on insights from Science and Technology Studies (STS), we reveal how, in design practice, different configurations of participation enact and materialize multiple versions of ageing.  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful to the anonymous participants in the workshops: the 14 nursing teachers, the 18 older people and the 11 researchers in ageing studies.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.destud.2021.101016 fatcat:6yexh2gl3fei5nfk5q4zc2eoam

Bridging the digital divide in older adults: a study from an initiative to inform older adults about new technologies

Ya-Huei Wu, Caitlin Ware, Souad Damnée, Hélène Kerhervé, Anne-Sophie Rigaud
2015 Clinical Interventions in Aging  
The so-called gerontechnologies specifically targeting older adults contain stigmatizing symbolism that might prevent them from adopting them.  ...  Purpose: In a society where technology progresses at an exponential rate, older adults are often unaware of the existence of different kinds of information and communication technologies (ICTs).  ...  The so-called gerontechnologies targeted specifically to older adults contain stigmatizing symbolism that might prevent them from adopting them.  ... 
doi:10.2147/cia.s72399 pmid:25624752 pmcid:PMC4296914 fatcat:eq7eeypefzeifkyat7yfxo6egu

The gerontechnology for the autonomy and the home care of elderly people

D. Bracco
2002 Gerontechnology  
The data indicated that older adults had more difficulty using the menus and that older adults found the system less usable than younger adults.  ...  Conclusion: Older adults benefited from this gerontechnology program because it allowed them to adapt the delivery of information to their preferred learning style.  ...  Gerontechnologies are addressed to different target groups and implemented in different contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.062.00 fatcat:wvanjcj25jbh7odfoq2swnijxy

The impact of context on gerontechnology: The case of 'virtual nursing homes'

R. Pieper
2002 Gerontechnology  
The data indicated that older adults had more difficulty using the menus and that older adults found the system less usable than younger adults.  ...  Conclusion: Older adults benefited from this gerontechnology program because it allowed them to adapt the delivery of information to their preferred learning style.  ...  Gerontechnologies are addressed to different target groups and implemented in different contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.145.00 fatcat:ltrrsdixpndylp7zystfxjgiji

Threshold, unpleasantness and subjective acceptability of low frequency sound in older adults

Y. Inukai, H. Taya, K. Sagawa
2002 Gerontechnology  
The data indicated that older adults had more difficulty using the menus and that older adults found the system less usable than younger adults.  ...  Conclusion: Older adults benefited from this gerontechnology program because it allowed them to adapt the delivery of information to their preferred learning style.  ...  Gerontechnologies are addressed to different target groups and implemented in different contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.116.00 fatcat:hs6hvjef5baxxpg3zfwpekm6lu

Future societal trends and expectations of the next-generation older users of domotics

H. Mollenkopf, H.W. Wahl
2002 Gerontechnology  
The data indicated that older adults had more difficulty using the menus and that older adults found the system less usable than younger adults.  ...  Conclusion: Older adults benefited from this gerontechnology program because it allowed them to adapt the delivery of information to their preferred learning style.  ...  Gerontechnologies are addressed to different target groups and implemented in different contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.132.00 fatcat:4uiac4xp5vad3dko5urpctpbmu

Amusement for the elderly using radio-controlled cars

J. Niitsuma, N. Tsuda, N. Tejima
2002 Gerontechnology  
The data indicated that older adults had more difficulty using the menus and that older adults found the system less usable than younger adults.  ...  Conclusion: Older adults benefited from this gerontechnology program because it allowed them to adapt the delivery of information to their preferred learning style.  ...  Gerontechnologies are addressed to different target groups and implemented in different contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.024.00 fatcat:dejjm53635cubdz32svncuwqka

A sound level meter based on the auditory characteristics

K. Kurakata
2002 Gerontechnology  
The data indicated that older adults had more difficulty using the menus and that older adults found the system less usable than younger adults.  ...  Conclusion: Older adults benefited from this gerontechnology program because it allowed them to adapt the delivery of information to their preferred learning style.  ...  Gerontechnologies are addressed to different target groups and implemented in different contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.117.00 fatcat:ioxby2xq3zfvfnpx3i64ekexly

Smart housing developments in the U.S

M. Parker
2002 Gerontechnology  
The data indicated that older adults had more difficulty using the menus and that older adults found the system less usable than younger adults.  ...  Conclusion: Older adults benefited from this gerontechnology program because it allowed them to adapt the delivery of information to their preferred learning style.  ...  Gerontechnologies are addressed to different target groups and implemented in different contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.047.00 fatcat:7dytksquvvbsvbcz2vkxf43sxm

An investigation of the relationship between spatial abilities and hypertext navigation-It's not as simple as it seems!

R. Pak, W. Rogers, A.D. Fisk
2002 Gerontechnology  
The data indicated that older adults had more difficulty using the menus and that older adults found the system less usable than younger adults.  ...  Conclusion: Older adults benefited from this gerontechnology program because it allowed them to adapt the delivery of information to their preferred learning style.  ...  Gerontechnologies are addressed to different target groups and implemented in different contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.036.00 fatcat:6gm4tvytzfg6dnvgzrzpiqqxim

Analysis of difficulties in Web use for elderly people

R. Fukuda, H. Bubb
2002 Gerontechnology  
The data indicated that older adults had more difficulty using the menus and that older adults found the system less usable than younger adults.  ...  Conclusion: Older adults benefited from this gerontechnology program because it allowed them to adapt the delivery of information to their preferred learning style.  ...  Gerontechnologies are addressed to different target groups and implemented in different contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.120.00 fatcat:sx54l7i32ngyjmcwvm42wzpusa

SIMBAD: Smart inactivity monitor using array-based detector

A.J. Sixsmith, N. Johnson
2002 Gerontechnology  
The data indicated that older adults had more difficulty using the menus and that older adults found the system less usable than younger adults.  ...  Conclusion: Older adults benefited from this gerontechnology program because it allowed them to adapt the delivery of information to their preferred learning style.  ...  Gerontechnologies are addressed to different target groups and implemented in different contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.060.00 fatcat:jgmkfatctff5jgotll5zwy7bjm

A System for assessing the walking ability of the elderly

H. Kawai, S. Hiki
2002 Gerontechnology  
The data indicated that older adults had more difficulty using the menus and that older adults found the system less usable than younger adults.  ...  Conclusion: Older adults benefited from this gerontechnology program because it allowed them to adapt the delivery of information to their preferred learning style.  ...  Gerontechnologies are addressed to different target groups and implemented in different contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.019.00 fatcat:znpelfkmavbhljnpoyegdilutm

Exercise system for the elderly using virtual reality

M. Nambu, T. Suenaga, K. Nakajima, T. Tamura
2002 Gerontechnology  
The data indicated that older adults had more difficulty using the menus and that older adults found the system less usable than younger adults.  ...  Conclusion: Older adults benefited from this gerontechnology program because it allowed them to adapt the delivery of information to their preferred learning style.  ...  Gerontechnologies are addressed to different target groups and implemented in different contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.021.00 fatcat:ndd6cc3idnc7fjrcrdrkqndp2m
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