Supporting healthy aging with new technologies

Brian D. Jones, Claudia Rébola Winegarden, Wendy A. Rogers

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Abstract

A research project conducted by Georgia Tech named Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI) is a multidisciplinary group of researchers exploring applications of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the home for adult population. The project is aimed at creation and development of new designs and technologies to understand the perception and use of ICTs in homes of older adults and how interfaces and devices should be designed to enhance the acceptance of these technologies. The Human Factor and Aging Laboratory at Georgia Tech is also examining the psychological factors surrounding the adoption of technology by older adults. The need for a more organized approach to address various aspects of aging resulted in the Design and Technology for Healthy Aging Initiative (DATHA), aimed to identify, develop, and implement new design and technologies that encourage healthy living for older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages48-51
Number of pages4
Volume16
No4
Specialist publicationInteractions
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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