Applying the gerontechnology matrix for research involving ageing adults

Helianthe S M Kort, Ryan Woolrych, Johanna E M H Van Bronswijk

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Abstract

The world population is ageing rapidly, during which technology innovation has become increasingly advanced. Ageing adults are expected to meet the demands of new technologies which offer potential to support independence and social participation. To facilitate this developers and designers need to better design technology around the opportunities, capacities and learning strategies of older adults. The Gerontechnology Matrix, which is based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, provides a framework to guide researchers, designers and engineers in their effort to seek solutions which support older adults to age graciously. The Gerontechnology Matrix comprises the following live domains: Housing & Daily activities, Communication & Governance, Health & Selfesteem, Mobility & Transportation andWork & Leisure. All live domains will at some point provide challenges to the everyday life of ageing adults. Technology interventions, to reach the goals set in these live domains, might be designed for enhancement and satisfaction, prevention and engagement, compensation and assistance or for care and organization. This paper will be organized as a round table to discuss the pros and cons of the Gerontechnology Matrix with the participants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer
Pages328-331
Number of pages4
Volume8868
ISBN (Print)9783319131047
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8868
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Keywords

  • Active ageing
  • Technology literacy
  • User perspective

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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