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Aware Technologies for Aging in Place: Understanding User Needs and Attitudes
April-June 2004 (vol. 3 no. 2)
pp. 36-41
Elizabeth D. Mynatt, Georgia Institute of Technology
Anne-Sophie Melenhorst, Georgia Institute of Technology
Arthur D. Fisk, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wendy A. Rogers, Georgia Institute of Technology
Although computing technology has made inroads into home environments, it has yet to instigate a major shift in the design of homes or home activities. The next revolution of technology in the home will arise from technologies aimed at helping older adults maintain their independence and quality of life while helping avoid a transition to a more expensive, institutional setting. The Aware Home Research Initiative aims to help older adults maintain their independence and quality of life, to create technologies that can provide awareness of their activities in the home, and design applications that leverage these technologies to help older adults "age in place."
Index Terms:
human-centered computing, pervasive computing, privacy, Aware Home
Citation:
Elizabeth D. Mynatt, Anne-Sophie Melenhorst, Arthur D. Fisk, Wendy A. Rogers, "Aware Technologies for Aging in Place: Understanding User Needs and Attitudes," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 36-41, April-June 2004, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2004.1316816
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