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Aging-in-place with ICT: A qualitative study of senior citizen users’ perception and acceptance towards Smart home technology
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a qualitative, interpretive research study of how six senior citizens’ aged 70-85 describe their use and need of Smart home technology for their independent living and welfare. Data was collected through technology probing and interviews. Data analysis was done using a thematic method. The research was underpinned by the theoretical model Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT2). The research setting was senior citizens’ living in Care housing rented out by the municipality owned company.

The findings show that technology is perceived by the senior citizens’ to be something must be taught and takes effort. Senior housing need to be better designed for its senior tenants. It was also found that if technology is used to ensure safety, fall detection for instance, trust and sufficient support is crucial. The findings suggest it could be difficult to assess your own need and to realize when assistance technology is needed. It also found that the use of technology was perceived as being individual and as something that cannot be treated collectively. It was suggested that health professionals do have some influence on the senior citizen and their use of technology. The findings of this study was compared to previous studies and how it relates to the determinants and moderating factors suggested by the theoretical model UTAUT2.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Smart home technology, aging-in-place, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), senior citizen, assistance technology, user acceptance, E-health, UTAUT2
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Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-67074OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-67074DiVA: diva2:1128193
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Informatics
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Master Programme in Information Systems, 60 credits
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Available from: 2017-07-31 Created: 2017-07-23 Last updated: 2017-07-31Bibliographically approved

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