Acceptability of technologies aimed at improving older people’s ability to carry out every day lives
This project aims to identify how use of technology, embedded within the built environment, can improve daily living for older people and whether what is in use is deemed to be acceptable to those using it.
Findings from this survey will be used to inform further work from which we hope to identify technologies that can be applied in a residential care setting to improve peoples every day lives. As well as identify areas where there is currently an unmet need that might benefit from new technology development.
We are looking for older people (60+) or carers or family members of individuals within this age demographic.
What will I be asked to do?
Volunteers will be asked to complete a survey to help us understand:
- The ways in which they already use technologies built into their living environment to assist with daily living activities such as cooking
- The things they want technologies built into their living environment to do
- The things they feel are important to sum up both the positive and negative experiences associated with technology use
Volunteers will then be asked if they would be interested in taking part in an online workshop to provide insight and opinions on the evidence and data collected during this project, including the data from the survey.
When and where?
The survey can be completed online anytime until 26th November 2021.
The workshop will take place early 2022. The date and time will be confirmed with participants who are interested in taking part.
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