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

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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

Abstract

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:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social Change
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
Author:Nguyen, HB (Dr Hoang Nguyen)
Author:Barnett, T (Associate Professor Tony Barnett)
ID Code:78401
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2012-06-26
Last Modified:2013-05-09
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