Emerging technologies for healthcare and aging

Tracy Mitzner, Marita O'Brien, Wendy Rogers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The aging population is growing rapidly and technology has great potential to meet older adults' healthcare needs. However, the technologies being developed must take into account older adults' needs and related interaction issues. This workshop explores interaction issues such as accepting, integrating, efficacy, sharing, and privacy for emerging health technologies, including tablets, ambient systems, robotics, electronic medical records, mobile systems, and tracking and monitoring devices. We also consider the user characteristics of care recipients, informal caregivers, and formal caregivers. An outcome of this workshop will be the development of use cases to provide guidance for designing technologies for older adults and their caregivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExtended Abstracts - The 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: May 5 2012May 10 2012

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Other30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX


  • aging
  • design
  • emerging technology
  • formative evaluation stage
  • healthcare
  • seniors
  • use cases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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