Sebastiaan Peek - Understanding technology acceptance by older adults who are aging in place
As expressed in this 1966 quote by Norman Cousins, modern technologies fuel both hope and discussion. Hope, because of the potential they offer. And discussion, due to concerns that exist regarding their design and application.
This also pertains to technologies that are designed to facilitate independent living in the community by older adults, also referred to as aging in place. Most older adults prefer to age in place.
However, several interrelated factors can challenge the independence of older adults, primarily functional and cognitive impairment, chronic diseases, a diminishing social network, and a low level of physical activity.