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Smart Homes for Older People: Positive Aging in a Digital World


Le, Q and Nguyen, HB and Barnett, T, Smart Homes for Older People: Positive Aging in a Digital World, Future Internet, 4, (2) pp. 607-617. ISSN 1999-5903 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3390/fi4020607


Smart homes are homes with technologically advanced systems to enable domestic task automation, easier communication, and higher security. As an enabler of health and well-being enhancement, smart homes have been geared to accommodate people with special needs, especially older people. This paper examines the concept of "smart home" in a technologically driven society and its multi-functional contribution to the enhancement of older people’s lives. Discussion then focuses on the challenges in the use of smart homes among older people such as accessibility and ethical issues. Finally, some implications and recommendations are provided.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:smart home; older people; positive aging; health and wellbeing; accessibility;
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social change
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, HB (Dr Hoang Nguyen)
UTAS Author:Barnett, T (Associate Professor Tony Barnett)
ID Code:78401
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2012-06-26
Last Modified:2013-05-09
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