Gerontechnology: The importance of user participation in ICT development for older adults

Heidi Bjering, Joanne Curry, Anthony Maeder

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Abstract

With the ageing of our society and the increasing pressure on health and aged care services, the need for technological solutions to help older people stay in their own home for as long as possible is becoming increasingly important. To create information and communications technology (ICT) that will fit with the way older people live their lives and wish to use technology, necessitates their involvement in the design and development process. This paper will highlight some of the issues when designing for and with older people, and highlights the need for more research on how to involve older persons as stakeholders when designing technology for their use, as well as the need for easily accessible guidelines for how to do this.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInvesting in E-Health
Subtitle of host publicationPeople, Knowledge and Technology for a Healthy Future - Selected Papers from the 22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014
EditorsLouise K. Schaper, Heather Grain, Fernando Martin-Sanchez
PublisherIOS PRESS
Pages7-12
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994268, 9781614994275
ISBN (Print)9782625995368
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Aug 201414 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume204
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period11/08/1414/08/14

Bibliographical note

CC BY-NC © 2014 The authors and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License.

Keywords

  • ageing society
  • Gerontechnology
  • older users
  • systems development
  • technology design

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    Bjering, H., Curry, J., & Maeder, A. (2014). Gerontechnology: The importance of user participation in ICT development for older adults. In L. K. Schaper, H. Grain, & F. Martin-Sanchez (Eds.), Investing in E-Health: People, Knowledge and Technology for a Healthy Future - Selected Papers from the 22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014 (pp. 7-12). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 204). IOS PRESS. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-427-5-7