When Will Technology in the Home Improve the Quality of Life for Older Adults?

Anne Sophie Melenhorst, Wendy A. Rogers, Arthur D. Fisk

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Imagine that all of a sudden, on a torridly hot Saturday afternoon, the water supply and the power are turned off due to a blunder in the road reconstruction in front of the house. It takes the workers about five hours to bring them back up. As a consequence, the washing machine and the dishwasher stop running, the refrigerator and the freezer start defrosting, and the computer quits right in the middle of sending a long e-mail message. The toilet does not flush and the cold shower one might crave for on such a day has to be postponed. On top of that, the air conditioning shuts down.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Dynamics in Old Age
Subtitle of host publicationIndividual, Environmental and Societal Perspectives
EditorsHans-Werner Wahl, Clemens Tesch-Romer, Andreas Hoff, Jon Hendricks
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781351842808
ISBN (Print)0895033224, 9780895033222
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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