Assistive Technology Devices For The Oldest Old: Maintaining Independence For The Fourth Age

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Abstract

User interface design needs to be revisited for our oldest members of society. The literature has shown that over the age of 70 increasing numbers of older people find it difficult to learn, and the rapid changes in technology and associated interfaces make it particularly difficult for our oldest citizens to participate in the digital age. Focused on aged care residents, this is a perspective paper, outlining the needs and suggesting avenues for research in this under researched population of technology users. Also explored in attempts to overcome digital exclusion are the assistive technologies that aid members of this fourth age, as well as their family and professional carers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 12th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC12 2016
EditorsDavid Kreps, Gordon Fletcher, Marie Griffiths
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages25-33
Number of pages9
Volume474
ISBN (Electronic)9783319448046
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event12th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers: HCC12 2016 - MediaCityUK, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
Duration: 07 Sep 201609 Sep 2016
http://hcc12.net/index.html (Conference website)

Conference

Conference12th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers
Abbreviated titleTechnology and intimacy: Choice or coercion?
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySalford
Period07/09/1609/09/16
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