Socio-Technical Challenges in Implementation of Monitoring Technologies in Elderly Care
2016 (English)In: Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population: Healthy and Active Aging, ITAP 2016, Proceedings, Part II, Springer, 2016, 45-56 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Although new monitoring technologies (MT) supporting aging in place are continuously developed and introduced on the market, attempts to implement these technologies as an integrated part of elderly care often fail. According to the literature, the reason for that may be the prevailing technical focus applied during development and implementation of monitoring technologies in real settings. The aim of this paper was to investigate the socio-technical challenges that arise during implementation of monitoring technologies in elderly care. We used a qualitative case study and semi-structured interviews to investigate socio-technical (S/T) challenges in implementation of monitoring technologies generally and social alarms especially. Based on our findings we suggest a framework for classification of S/T challenges arising during implementation of monitoring technologies in elderly care and in this way this paper contributes to a better understanding of these challenges.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2016. 45-56 p.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 9755
Monitoring technologies, Social alarms, Assistive technologies, Socio-technical aspects, Elderly, Security, Safety
Computer Science Geriatrics
Research subject Computer Science; Geriatrics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-54329DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-39949-2_5ISI: 000389803500005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84978272043ISBN: 978-3-319-39948-5ISBN: 978-3-319-39949-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-54329DiVA: diva2:1063152
2nd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (ITAP 2016), Held as Part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International), Toronto, Canada, July 17-22, 2016