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"So, Tell Me What Kind of a Thing It Really Is"—Finnish Older Adults Making Sense of Home Technology

Pilvikki Lantela
2019 Journal of Media Literacy Education  
In media literacy education, older adults should be recognized within their unique life contexts.  ...  This article brings forth the experiential knowledge and views of sixteen Finnish older adults, (mean of age 84,9), who tried out home technology in their daily life, with the objective of discussing media  ...  Her sharp memory and other abilities make her stand out from among the other older adults in the village. I'm pretty much an old person already [laughter] .  ... 
doi:10.23860/jmle-2019-11-2-8 fatcat:4rn2axagxrb6doy3nnpdmdaufy

Studies on the Digital Inclusion Among Older Adults and the Quality of Life—A Nanjing Example in China

Hui Yang, Hongtu Chen, Tianshu Pan, Yiran Lin, Ying Zhang, Honglin Chen
2022 Frontiers in Public Health  
It also serves as an intermediate variable that affects older people's attitudes toward technology and their IADL capacities.  ...  Digital inclusion can bridge the digital divide and reduce the social exclusion of older adults, yet it is understudied in China.  ...  for the education variable, due Among factors that may affect the quality of life of older adults, to the fact that economic factors mainly govern older adults’ scholars have paid extensive  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpubh.2022.811959 fatcat:kwdn5y46nndqdjchu67upu2v7i

The social dimension of domesticating technology: Interactions between older adults, caregivers, and robots in the home

Roger Andre Søraa, Pernille Nyvoll, Gunhild Tøndel, Eduard Fosch-Villaronga, J. Artur Serrano
2021 Technological forecasting & social change  
aims to mitigate older adults´challenges with living in their own homes.  ...  In this article we look at the home as an arena for care by exploring how care robots and technological caresystems can become part of older adults' lives.  ...  Discussion: "gerontechnology coming home" Bringing gerontechnology-i.e. technology for older adults-to the private home of end-users provides novel challenges that, in some ways, are completely different  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120678 fatcat:i6widmg5urbvtnnlprj4tzkbte

Infrastructuring ageing: Theorizing non-human agency in ageing and technology studies

Sara Marie Ertner
2022 International Journal of Ageing and Later Life  
Ageing studies has mainly addressed the topic from a focus on older users' experiences, adoption and acceptance, while more technically oriented fields, such as gerontechnology, have mainly focused on  ...  Categories, such as "the innosumer" (Peine et al. 2014) , older adults as "early adopters" (Peine et al. 2017) and "technogenarians" (Joyce & Loe 2010) , have proliferated as attempts to circumvent  ... 
doi:10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.3556 fatcat:2gmug5avsjexpjsx35mrtrwqwi

The Global Agenda Council on the Ageing Society: Policy Principles

S. Jay Olshansky, Simon Biggs, W. Andrew Achenbaum, Gerald C. Davison, Linda Fried, Gloria Gutman, Alexandre Kalache, Kay-Tee Khaw, Alvaro Fernandez, Suresh I. S. Rattan, Renato Maia Guimarães, Colin Milner (+1 others)
2011 Global Policy  
Gerontechnology Gerontechnology is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the design and development of the physical environment and technologies, for use by older adults, caregivers, health service  ...  ., 2001) , and it is recognised that psychological problems are often misdiagnosed among older adults (Knight, 2004) .  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1758-5899.2010.00053.x fatcat:4i3xy5edv5d3dm4lzgm5c4n3ii

Using Music Technology Creatively to Enrich Later-Life: A Literature Review

Andrea Creech
2019 Frontiers in Psychology  
The limited research that does exist points to multiple and significant benefits that may be derived from receptive or active musicking supported by a range of music technologies.  ...  Positioned within the emergent field of gerontechnology, concerned with the interface between aging and technology research, this review of literature thus explores the potential for music technologies  ...  The power of music in the lives of older adults. Res. Stud.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00117 pmid:30761052 pmcid:PMC6363696 fatcat:g2ihdszrpngffi4aon2ylhb6cq

Gerontechnology in perspective

H. Bouma, J.L. Fozard, D.G. Bouwhuis, V.T. Taipale
2007 Gerontechnology  
Gerontechnology is directed at harmonizing two separate developments in present society: the increasing number of older persons, called the ageing society, and the technological innovation of products  ...  The review is not specifically directed at products and services suitable for older persons, although a few are mentioned in passing.  ...  The term 'ageing' catches the dynamic nature of the process of getting older. For the ageing user, these dynamics necessitate, among others, the lifelong learning demanded by the daily environment.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2007. fatcat:giljssw2d5cphi2ero35yhq6zq

Information Technology for Active Ageing: A Review of Theory and Practice

Cristhian Parra
2014 Foundations and Trends® in Human–Computer Interaction  
adults" (under the Agreement No.14.Z50.31.0029).  ...  funded by the Province of Trento (project "Anchise Portale RSA"), the EIT (project "Personal Fitness Club") and the project in "Evaluation and enhancement of social, economic and emotional wellbeing of older  ...  Social applications are spreading among older adults and increasingly connect them with friends and their family/community circles.  ... 
doi:10.1561/1100000053 fatcat:xf627tl7trckhhzynpnzdd4pnm

"Who Doesn't Think about Technology When Designing Urban Environments for Older People?" A Case Study Approach to a Proposed Extension of the WHO's Age-Friendly Cities Model

Marston, Hoof
2019 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
An age-friendly city enables residents to grow older actively within their families, neighbourhoods and civil society, and offers extensive opportunities for the participation of older people in the community  ...  is distinctive because of the proposed new age-friendly framework, and the work presented in this paper contributes to the fields of gerontology, geography urban and development, computer science, and gerontechnology  ...  Another model concerns the implementation of technology in relation to (household) technology adoption and acceptance among older people. Peek et al.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph16193525 pmid:31547204 pmcid:PMC6801806 fatcat:srp6uz55erej7pnsezdtajj6iq

"Suiting Up" to Enhance Empathy Toward Aging: A Randomized Controlled Study

Shaun Wen Huey Lee, Pei-Lee Teh
2020 Frontiers in Public Health  
Healthcare professionals who have a positive attitude and who are more empathetic toward older adults are in a better position to deliver quality healthcare.  ...  adult.  ...  FUNDING This research was supported by Monash University Malaysia's School of Business, School of Pharmacy, Gerontechnology Laboratory, Health and Well-Being Cluster, Global Asia in the 21st Century  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpubh.2020.00376 pmid:32984232 pmcid:PMC7477349 fatcat:gmkok3ik7rcithwf6lhsbps3va

Origins and consequences of technology acquirement by independent-living seniors: towards an integrative model

S. T. M. Peek, K. G. Luijkx, H. J. M. Vrijhoef, M. E. Nieboer, S. Aarts, C. S. van der Voort, M. D. Rijnaard, E. J. M. Wouters
2017 BMC Geriatrics  
While frequently cited, we are not aware of any empirical studies that have researched these adoption stages among older adults.  ...  In general, older adults' adoption of technology can be described as a "complex issue that is affected by multiple factors" [26] .  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12877-017-0582-5 pmid:28830444 pmcid:PMC5567629 fatcat:2w7bwzca3bcafdempquuwvptty

Prototype Development of a Responsive Emotive Sensing System (DRESS) to aid older persons with dementia to dress independently

D.F. Mahoney, W. Burleson, C. Lozano, V. Ravishankar, E.L. Mahoney
2014 Gerontechnology  
Results-Caregivers voiced the need for tangible dressing assistance to reduce their frustration from time spent in repetitive cueing and power struggles over dressing.  ...  This paper describes the conceptual development and feasibility testing of an innovative 'smart dresser' context aware affective system (DRESS) to enable dressing by people with moderate memory loss through  ...  This research suggests that thoughtful designs incorporating knowledge from the field of Gerontechnology, transdisciplinary (including ethics) research evidence, and the involvement of the older adult  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2015. pmid:26321895 pmcid:PMC4551505 fatcat:pkljlnfncrantbjqxwrvqn7p3e

Movement Path Tortuosity in Free Ambulation: Relationships to Age and Brain Disease

William Diehl Kearns, James Leonard Fozard, Vilis O. Nams
2017 IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics  
adults.  ...  the mathematical assumptions underlying Fractal D, its use in the analysis of movements of free ranging animals, and its application to the study of cognitive impairment and the prediction of falls in older  ...  How does perceptual range affect movement paths?  ... 
doi:10.1109/jbhi.2016.2517332 pmid:26829811 fatcat:eccbaxwe6zd5pgux3r2ydlh46y

Artificial Intelligence Solutions to Increase Medication Adherence in Patients With Non-communicable Diseases

Aditi Babel, Richi Taneja, Franco Mondello Malvestiti, Alessandro Monaco, Shaantanu Donde
2021 Frontiers in Digital Health  
The success and widespread use of AI technologies will depend on data storage capacity, processing power, and other infrastructure capacities within healthcare systems.  ...  Research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of AI solutions in different patient groups and establish the barriers to widespread adoption, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led  ...  adults (12) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/fdgth.2021.669869 pmid:34713142 pmcid:PMC8521858 fatcat:d5w5y22t6jdaneeceu3nfadvay

Ageing Society Issues in Korea

Sung-Jae Choi
2009 Asian Social Work and Policy Review  
Furthermore, the elderly could become a social force to affect the social system by asserting voting power and posing generational conflicts in the social system.  ...  The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing adopted by UN at the second World Assembly on Ageing in 2002 emphasized three priority policy directions: (1) older persons' participation in society and  ...  OUR MISSION "To develop a better environment for older people and their families in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region."  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1753-1411.2008.00025.x fatcat:747axuqgivfhvbaxuckwnehm6u
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