Design of health information and communication technologies for older adults

Christina N. Harrington, Lyndsie Marie Koon, Wendy A. Rogers

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Information and communication technologies have the opportunity to support older adults in carrying out activities of daily living at various levels. In order to successfully design these technologies to support this population, we must first consider the natural physical, sensory, and cognitive changes associated with aging and identify useful methods that help designers to understand older adult needs. This chapter aims to provide a better understanding of the health-technology needs of older adults and the ways designers can center these needs in the design process.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesign for Health
Subtitle of host publicationApplications of Human Factors
EditorsArathi Sethumadhavan, Farzan Sasangohar
PublisherAcademic Press
ISBN (Print)9780128164273
StatePublished - 2020


  • Information communication technologies
  • health maintenance
  • needs assessment
  • universal design
  • older adults


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