Older People’s Needs and Opportunities for Assistive Technologies

Soar, Jeffrey ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4964-7556 and Yu, Lei and Al-Hakim, Latif (2020) Older People’s Needs and Opportunities for Assistive Technologies. In: 18th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics (ICOST 2020), 24–26 June, 2020, Hammamet, Tunisia.

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Older adults experience a disconnect between their needs and adoption of technologies that have potential to assist and to support more independent living. This paper reviewed research that links people’s needs with opportunities for assistive technologies. It searched 13 databases identifying 923 papers with 34 papers finally included for detailed analysis. The research papers identified needs in the fields of health, leisure, living, safety, communication, family relationship and social involvement. Amongst these, support for activities of daily living category was of most interest. In specific sub-categories, the next most reported need was assistive technology to support walking and mobility followed by smart cooking/kitchen technology and assistive technology for social contacts with family member/other people. The research aimed to inform a program of research into improving the adoption of technologies where they can ameliorate identified needs of older people.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020)
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 05:41
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2020 04:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: Older people; Needs; Assistive technologies; Systematic review
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460999 Information systems not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51517-1_37
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38856

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