The Acceptability of Home Monitoring Technology by Baby Boomers and Older AdultsBy Mihailidis, Alex, PhD, PEng; Cockburn, Amy, BSc; Longley, Catherine, BScKin; RESNA 28th International Annual Conference 2005: Atlanta, Georgia,
Publication Date: 2005
Pilot study conducted to explore the views and preferences of baby boomers and older adults on various types of home monitoring technologies. Convenience samples of 15 adults over the age of 65 and 15 people born between 1946 and 1965 will be recruited to participate in the study. A questionnaire and interview will be used to address the following: (1) the forms of technology participants currently use in their homes, (2) the types of home monitoring technologies they use, (3) the locations within their homes that the participants will accept home monitoring technologies, and (4) overall perceptions of these technologies. Data collection for the study was underway at the time the paper was composed. The researchers’ anticipated results are discussed. This paper was presented at the 2005 annual conference of RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America and is available on CD-ROM.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O16196