[en] Extending a literature review, the paper gives an overview of inhibiting and facilitating factors associated with the use of information and communications technology (ICT) of older adults. The paper takes the position that there is no prototypical “elderly user” but that there is a wide heterogeneity of personal characteristics such as cognitive and motivational states and experiences in old age. Dependent upon various characteristics of the elderly user as well as the context of application, development and implementation of ICT should follow the desideratum of a differential technology implementation taking an integrative approach by reconciling individual and social as well as socio-political approaches.
Sociology & social sciences
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Main work title :
Constructing Ambient Intelligence: AmI 2011 Workshops. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2011. Revised Selected Papers
Name of the research project :
F3R-INS-PFN-10V2ME > Virtual coach reaches out to me - V2me INTER/AAL/09/01 > 01/05/2010 - 30/04/2013 > FERRING Dieter