Reducing the entry threshold of AAL systems: Preliminary results from Casa Vecchia

Gerhard Leitner*, Anton Josef Fercher, Alexander Felfernig, Martin Hitz

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Abstract

Ambient assisted living holds promising solutions to tackle the problems of an overaging society by providing various smart home as well as computing and internet technologies that support independent living of elderly people. However, the acceptance of these technologies by the group of elderly constitutes a crucial precondition for the success of AAL. The paper presents early results from the project Casa Vecchia which explores the feasibility of AAL within a longitudinal field study with 20 participating households. Thereby observed barriers hindering the acceptance of technologies applied in the project are discussed as well as possible solutions to reduce the entry threshold to assistive technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 13th International Conference, ICCHP 2012, Proceedings
Pages709-715
Number of pages7
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2012 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 11 Jul 201213 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume7382 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2012
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period11/07/1213/07/12

Keywords

  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Ethnographic Fieldstudy
  • Technology Acceptance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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