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Tsertsidis, A., Kolkowska, E. & Hedström, K. (2019). Factors influencing seniors’ acceptance of technology for ageing in place in the post-implementation stage: A literature review. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 129, 324-333
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Factors influencing seniors’ acceptance of technology for ageing in place in the post-implementation stage: A literature review
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Medical Informatics, ISSN 1386-5056, E-ISSN 1872-8243, Vol. 129, p. 324-333Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: To identify factors that influence the acceptance of technology for ageing in place by seniors in the post-implementation stage. This review is among very few that focus on acceptance in post-implementation phase.

Methods: A literature review. We searched six databases (Cinahl, Medline, PsycINFO, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus). Inclusion criteria were: 1) original and peer-reviewed research written in English, 2) Articles published in 2010–2018, 3) Empirical research papers, 4) Research in which participants are seniors aged above 60 years, 5) Research aimed at investigating factors that influence the acceptance of digital technology for ageing in place, 6) Research conducted in home environment, 7) Focus on post-implementation stage.

Results: Twenty-three out of 2181 papers were included. The results show that acceptance of technology in the post-implementation stage is influenced by 36 factors, divided into six themes: concerns/problems regarding technology (technical errors, etc.), experienced positive characteristics of technology (e.g., ease of use factors, privacy implications), expected benefits of technology (e.g., increased safety, companionship, increased security, etc.), need for technology (e.g., perceived need to use), social influence (e.g., influence by peers, family or surroundings) and characteristics of older adults (e.g., past experiences/attitudes, physical environment). The articles considered different types of technology: health monitoring, ADL, safety and communication. The level of technology readiness for digital technologies supporting ageing in place in post-implementation stage is still low within the scientific literature, since only seven out of 23 articles studied mature technologies (TRL 8–9 of the technology readiness level scale). The majority of the studies were conducted in Western Europe or the US, and only two were conducted in other regions (Australia, and Taiwan). Qualitative and quantitative methods were equally used in the analysed articles.

Conclusions: Acceptance of technology in the post-implementation stage is influenced by multiple factors. An interesting finding was that the seniors’ views of technology change between the pre- and post-implementation stages. Some negative concerns that appeared in the pre-implementation stage appear as positive characteristics in the post-implementation stage. In the post-implementation stage, seniors realize the wide variety of benefits that technology can have on their lives. We expect that findings of this review can be utilised by academics and policy-makers for gaining insights for further research and successful implementation of technology for ageing in place.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Seniors, Technology for ageing in place, Ageing, Acceptance, Post-implementation
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-75109 (URN)10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.06.027 (DOI)000483422400042 ()31445274 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85069438701 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-07-18 Created: 2019-07-18 Last updated: 2019-09-16Bibliographically approved
Mutimukwe, C., Kolkowska, E. & Grönlund, Å. (2019). Information privacy practices in eGovernment in an African Least Developing Country, Rwanda. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 85(2), Article ID e12074.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information privacy practices in eGovernment in an African Least Developing Country, Rwanda
2019 (English)In: Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, ISSN 1681-4835, E-ISSN 1681-4835, Vol. 85, no 2, article id e12074Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Privacy of information is a critical issue for e-government development as lack of it negatively influences users’ trust and adoption of e-government. To earn user trust government organizations need to provide reliable privacy assurance by implementing adequate information privacy protection (IPP) practices. African Least Developing Countries (LDCs) today develop e-government but focus is on quick technical development and the status of IPP issues is not clear. Little research has yet studied the status of IPP practices in e-government in African LDCs. To fill this gap, we assess the status of existing IPP practices in e-government in Rwanda, using international privacy principles as an assessment baseline. We adopt a case-study approach including three cases. Data were collected by interviews and a survey. The findings call into question the efficacy of existing IPP practices and their effect in ensuring e-government service users’ privacy protection in Rwanda. The study extends existing literature by providing insights related to privacy protection from an African LDC context. For practitioners in Rwanda and other LDCs, this study contributes to the protection of information privacy in e-government by providing recommendations to mitigate identified gaps.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
Information privacy practices, privacy principles, e-government, African LDCs, Rwanda
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-71433 (URN)10.1002/isd2.12074 (DOI)000460947600003 ()2-s2.0-85060769634 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-12 Created: 2019-01-12 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved
Kolkowska, E., Scandurra, I., Avatare Nöu, A., Sjölinder, M. & Memedi, M. (2018). A user-centered ethical assessment of welfare technology for elderly. In: Jia Zhou, Gavriel Salvendy (Ed.), Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Applications in Health, Assistance, and Entertainment: . Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (ITAP 2018), Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, United States, July 15-20, 2018 (pp. 59-73). Springer
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2018 (English)In: Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Applications in Health, Assistance, and Entertainment / [ed] Jia Zhou, Gavriel Salvendy, Springer, 2018, p. 59-73Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Welfare technology (WT) is often developed with a technical perspective, and little consideration is taken regarding the involvement of important ethical considerations and different values that come up during the development and implementation of WT. Safety, security and privacy are significant, as well as the usability and overall benefit of the tool, but to date assessments often lack a holistic picture of the WT as seen by the users. This paper suggests a user-centered ethical assessment (UCEA) framework for WT to be able to evaluate ethical consequences as a part of the user-centered aspects. Building on established methodologies from research on ethical considerations, as well as the research domain of human-computer interaction, this assessment framework joins knowledge of ethical consequences with aspects affecting the “digitalization with the individual in the center”, e.g. privacy, safety, well-being, dignity, empowerment and usability. The framework was applied during development of an interface for providing symptom information to Parkinson patients. The results showed that the UCEA framework directs the attention to values emphasized by the patients. Thus, functionality of the system was evaluated in the light of values and expected results of the patients, thereby facilitating follow-up of a user-centered assessment. The framework may be further developed and tested, but in this study it served as a working tool for assessing ethical consequences of WT as a part of user-centered aspects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743, E-ISSN 1611-3349 ; 10927
Keywords
Ethical evaluation, Elderly, Welfare technology, Assistive technology, Ambient-assisted living, Health-enabling technology, Framework, User-centered, Assessment
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-68527 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-92037-5_6 (DOI)2-s2.0-85050586674 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-92036-8 (ISBN)978-3-319-92037-5 (ISBN)
Conference
4th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (ITAP 2018), Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, United States, July 15-20, 2018
Projects
EMPARK
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2018-08-20 Created: 2018-08-20 Last updated: 2018-08-22Bibliographically approved
Memedi, M., Tshering, G., Fogelberg, M., Jusufi, I., Kolkowska, E. & Klein, G. O. (2018). An interface for IoT: feeding back health-related data to Parkinson's disease patients. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, 7(1), Article ID 14.
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, E-ISSN 2224-2708, Vol. 7, no 1, article id 14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a user-centered design (UCD) process of an interface for Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients for helping them to better manage their symptoms. The interface is designed to visualize symptom and medication information, collected by an Internet of Things (IoT)-based system, which will consist of a smartphone, electronic dosing device, wrist sensor and a bed sensor. In our work, the focus is on measuring data related to some of the main health-related quality of life aspects such as motor function, sleep, medication compliance, meal intake timing in relation to medication intake, and physical exercise. A mock-up demonstrator for the interface was developed using UCD methodology in collaboration with PD patients. The research work was performed as an iterative design and evaluation process based on interviews and observations with 11 PD patients. Additional usability evaluations were conducted with three information visualization experts. Contributions include a list of requirements for the interface, results evaluating the performance of the patients when using the demonstrator during task-based evaluation sessions as well as opinions of the experts. The list of requirements included ability of the patients to track an ideal day, so they could repeat certain activities in the future as well as determine how the scores are related to each other. The patients found the visualizations as clear and easy to understand and could successfully perform the tasks. The evaluation with experts showed that the visualizations are in line with the current standards and guidelines for the intended group of users. In conclusion, the results from this work indicate that the proposed system can be considered as a tool for assisting patients in better management of the disease by giving them insights on their own aggregated symptom and medication information. However, the actual effects of providing such feedback to patients on their health-related quality of life should be investigated in a clinical trial.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018
Keywords
Information visualization; user-centered design; internet of things; sensor technology; Parkinson’s disease; patient empowerment; quality of life
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65675 (URN)10.3390/jsan7010014 (DOI)000428559500013 ()2-s2.0-85044327671 (Scopus ID)
Projects
EMPARK
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20160176
Note

Funding Agencies:

Sensidose AB  

Cenvigo AB  

Nethouse Sverige AB  

Swedish Institute 

Available from: 2018-03-12 Created: 2018-03-12 Last updated: 2018-12-19Bibliographically approved
Karni, L., Memedi, M., Kolkowska, E. & Klein, G. O. (2018). EMPARK: Internet of Things for Empowerment and Improved Treatment of Patients with Parkinson's Disease. In: : . Paper presented at International Congress of Parkinson´s Disease and Movement Disorders, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, 5-9 October, 2018. John Wiley & Sons
Open this publication in new window or tab >>EMPARK: Internet of Things for Empowerment and Improved Treatment of Patients with Parkinson's Disease
2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Objective: This study aims to assess the effects of patient-directed feedback from remote symptom, medication, and disease activity monitoring on patient empowerment and treatment in Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Background: There is a need to empower patients with PD to be able to understand better and control their disease using prescribed medication and following recommendations on lifestyle. The research project EMPARK will develop an Internet of Things system of sensors, mobile devices to deliver real-time, 24/7 patient symptom information with the primary goal to support PD patients empowerment and better understanding of their disease. The system will be deployed in patient homes to continuously measure movements, time-in-bed and drug delivery from a micro-dose levodopa system. Subjective symptom scoring, time of meals and physical activities will be reported by the patients via a smartphone application. Interfaces for patients and clinicians are being developed based on the user center design methodology to ensure maximal user acceptance. 

Methods: This is a randomized controlled trial where 30 PD patients from 2 university clinics in Sweden will be randomized to receive (intervention group) or not (control group) continuous feedback from the results of the EMPARK home monitoring for 2 weeks. Disease-specific (UPDRS, PDQ-39), Quality of Life (QoL) (modified EuroQoL EQ-5D) and empowerment questionnaires will be collected prior and after the intervention. The correlation of technology-based objective and patient-reported subjective parameters will be assessed in both groups. Interviews will be conducted with the clinicians and observations will be made about the patient-clinician interaction to assess the potential treatment benefits of the intervention.

Results: Preliminary results from workshops with patients and clinicians show potential to improve patient empowerment and disease control among patients. Completion of the trial will show the degree of patient empowerment, individualized treatment, and patientclinician interactions.

Conclusions: Raising patients’ awareness about disease activity and home medication is possible among PD patients by providing them with feedback from the results of a home monitoring system. This randomized, controlled trial aims to provide evidence that this approach leads to improved patient empowerment and treatment results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Research subject
Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-69955 (URN)
Conference
International Congress of Parkinson´s Disease and Movement Disorders, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, 5-9 October, 2018
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2018-10-30 Created: 2018-10-30 Last updated: 2018-11-14Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, F., Kolkowska, E. & Törner, M. (2018). Guest editorial: Value Conflicts and Information Security Management. Information and Computer Security, 26(2), 146-149
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Guest editorial: Value Conflicts and Information Security Management
2018 (English)In: Information and Computer Security, ISSN 2056-4961, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 146-149Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
National Category
Computer Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-68485 (URN)10.1108/ICS-02-2018-0019 (DOI)000439563900001 ()2-s2.0-85049900460 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-15 Created: 2018-08-15 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Kolkowska, E., Soja, E. & Soja, P. (2018). ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing: Comparing Value-based Objectives between Polish and Swedish Young Adults. In: Proceedings of International Conference on ICT Management for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth in Emerging Economies: . Paper presented at International Conference on ICT Management for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth in Emerging Economies Wrocław, Poland, October 22-23, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing: Comparing Value-based Objectives between Polish and Swedish Young Adults
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of International Conference on ICT Management for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth in Emerging Economies, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-72019 (URN)
Conference
International Conference on ICT Management for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth in Emerging Economies Wrocław, Poland, October 22-23, 2018
Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01 Last updated: 2019-02-07Bibliographically approved
Kolkowska, E., Soja, E. & Soja, P. (2018). Implementation of ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing: Comparing Value-Based Objectives Between Polish and Swedish Seniors. In: Stanisław Wrycza, Jacek Maślankowski (Ed.), Information Systems: Research, Development, Applications, Education: 11th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2018, Gdansk, Poland, September 20, 2018, Proceedings. Paper presented at 11th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium on Information Systems: Research, Development, Applications, Education, Gdansk, Poland, September 20, 2018 (pp. 161-173). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Implementation of ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing: Comparing Value-Based Objectives Between Polish and Swedish Seniors
2018 (English)In: Information Systems: Research, Development, Applications, Education: 11th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2018, Gdansk, Poland, September 20, 2018, Proceedings / [ed] Stanisław Wrycza, Jacek Maślankowski, Cham: Springer, 2018, p. 161-173Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Active and healthy ageing strategies are proposed in many European countries to address the challenges generated by ageing of the populations. Information and communication technology (ICT) plays an important role in the implementation of these strategies. By applying Value-focused thinking approach, this qualitative study investigates what objectives are important for successful implementation of ICT for active and healthy ageing according to older people in Sweden and Poland. The study shows that there are both differences and similarities between the objectives identified in these two countries that may have significant implications for development (analysis and design) and implementation of ICT solutions for active and healthy ageing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2018
Series
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, ISSN 1865-1348, E-ISSN 1865-1356 ; 333
Keywords
ICT, Active and healthy ageing, Value-based thinking, Poland, Sweden
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences Information Systems
Research subject
Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-72018 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-00060-8_12 (DOI)000463343100012 ()2-s2.0-85053938293 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-00059-2 (ISBN)978-3-030-00060-8 (ISBN)
Conference
11th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium on Information Systems: Research, Development, Applications, Education, Gdansk, Poland, September 20, 2018
Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01 Last updated: 2019-04-16Bibliographically approved
Sjölinder, M., Nöu, A. A., Kolkowska, E., Johansson, L. Å., Ridderstolpe, A. & Scandurra, I. (2018). Perspectives on design of sensor based exergames targeted towards older adults. In: Jia Zhou, Gavriel Salvendy (Ed.), Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Applications in Health, Assistance, and Entertainment: 4th International Conference, ITAP 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15–20, 2018, Proceedings, Part II. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (ITAP 2018), held as part of the 20th International Conference (HCI International 2018), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 15-20, 2018 (pp. 395-414). Cham: Springer
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2018 (English)In: Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Applications in Health, Assistance, and Entertainment: 4th International Conference, ITAP 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15–20, 2018, Proceedings, Part II / [ed] Jia Zhou, Gavriel Salvendy, Cham: Springer, 2018, p. 395-414Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Serious games are an established field of study, where exergames provide a combination of conducting exercises and playing games. The aim of this work was to identify important features to include in, and design recommendations for exergames using sensor technology. The outcome of this work was two-folded. Firstly, a literature review of design guidelines with respect to older adults as users of exergames resulted in a categorized summary of design guidelines for specific target groups, e.g. people undergoing physical rehabilitation after stroke or injury or users suffering from a chronic disease. Secondly, these guidelines are discussed from various perspectives, based on insights from several years of work in the area. A general design guidelines covered by most of the literature is that exergames should provide a wide range of difficulty levels and be possible to adjust to individual needs. Insights from own work in the area highlight the importance of task and context relevant tools and devices. The result will serve as a starting point for a framework consisting of both general and domain specific design guidelines when designing sensor-based exergames for older adults.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2018
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743, E-ISSN 1611-3349 ; 10927
Keywords
Exergames, Game-based learning, Games for health, Guidelines, Older adults, Rehabilitation, Sensor technology, Serious games, Design, Patient rehabilitation, Games for healths, Sensor technologies
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-71649 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-92037-5_29 (DOI)2-s2.0-85050586904 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-92036-8 (ISBN)978-3-319-92037-5 (ISBN)
Conference
4th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (ITAP 2018), held as part of the 20th International Conference (HCI International 2018), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 15-20, 2018
Available from: 2019-01-22 Created: 2019-01-22 Last updated: 2019-01-22Bibliographically approved
Kolkowska, E. & Lagsten, J. (2018). Sustainable Safeguarding Services in Elderly Care: Designing Socio-technical Infrastructure. In: : . Paper presented at 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2018), Workshop: Public Sector Platforms, Portsmouth, UK, June 25, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable Safeguarding Services in Elderly Care: Designing Socio-technical Infrastructure
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-72020 (URN)
Conference
26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2018), Workshop: Public Sector Platforms, Portsmouth, UK, June 25, 2018
Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01 Last updated: 2019-02-06Bibliographically approved
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