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Changes of elders' attitude and behavior to high-tech products

By X. H. Sun, L. Kiff and T. Plocher


With the population rising of aging people, many kinds of products have been developed to support their independent living, such as fall sensors, medication reminder, and so on. However, elders seldom used these kinds of products. What are the reasons? Two focus group studies and 7 months field study showed us some interesting results: First, elders were very interested in IT products. After several months usage, they did change their behavior to comply with the medication schedule. Finally, it was suggested that emotional and social factors were very important and should be considered in elders' product design

Topics: 工业与组织心理学
Year: 2004
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