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Older adults' use and attitudes towards technology

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Brian O'Mullane - Odense Presentation

  1. 1. Older adults' use and attitudes towards technology And the Netwell / CASALA Living Labs<br />Ann O’Hanlon<br />Brian O’Mullane<br />
  2. 2. Changing demographic profile ..<br />
  3. 3. Study 1:“adults’ attitudes and use of technology”Survey (n=1000)<br />
  4. 4. Use and attitudes to technology (n=168)<br />
  5. 5. Entertainment technologies<br />“I wouldn’t see any one from one end of the week to the other. (Nods to TV) .. that’s my only company, other than the day trips” (85M)<br />“The TV is just marvellous. Gives you a lift you know when you see what other people are doing” (77F)<br />
  6. 6. Information Communication Technologies <br />The computer … it’s pure foreign to me. And if ever I am talking to anybody that I was at school with, we are all the same. … but I am going to learn. I have to learn (70F)<br />You’ve got to move with the times now haven’t you (learning computers)? You can’t go back to living in the dark ages! (65F)<br />My family are all abroad ... Id be lost without skype (58M)<br />
  7. 7. Health Technology<br />“It is great to think that there’s somebody else at the other end of the phone if there was an emergency because you know what it’s like with doctors and hospitals, you have to wait your turn. In that respect, I think it’s marvellous” (65F). <br />“Last week my blood pressure was low and it told me to contact the nurse but I left it… So the second day it was up a bit but that night the nurse rang me. She happened to phone me before I had time to phone her. … I intended to ring up (nurse) to tell her what happened … but she got me first. That was good” (66M)<br />
  8. 8. Study 2 – Simulated Home - CAVE<br />
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  10. 10. “Can a 3D virtual environment effectively inform design of homes and products for older users”<br />
  11. 11. "Can an immersive 3D virtual environment allow analysis through interaction of large scale diverse or geospatial medical data"<br />
  12. 12. Living Lab<br />Home in Lab<br />
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  14. 14. Study 3<br />Great Northern Haven<br />16 Smart Homes for Ambient Assisted Living<br />
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  18. 18. Sensors<br />Presence, Doors & windows, Alert buttons and cords<br />Light switches, Heating, Water, Power.<br />Plus Health Care Devices <br />
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  21. 21. Security<br />Fire Alarm, Access control swipe card, Intruder Alarm, Video Intercom<br />
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  23. 23. 24 monitoring of alarms<br />Start a voice conversation on a speaker<br />Call appropriate relative or service<br />
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  25. 25. Clock Plot of 2 Weeks of Data from Hall motion sensor<br />
  26. 26. Analysis of the Sensor data allows us to learn how people live their lives<br />
  27. 27. “what are the key health indicators that can be measured ambient sensors”<br />
  28. 28. “Can we predict cognitive decline from movement dynamics”<br />
  29. 29. “what is the minimum set of sensors required to get good recognition of behaviour”<br />
  30. 30. We need an <br />internet connected <br />device<br />
  31. 31. Internet Connected TV<br />
  32. 32. Touch screen device<br />
  33. 33. Personal Health Record<br />Personal Health Record<br />
  34. 34. CABIE Software Architecture<br />Sensors<br />Interventions, Communications, Environment modification<br />Ambient / On Body Sensors, Data Entry<br />CABIE<br />CABIE Middle Ware<br />CABIE Knowledge Engine and Algorithms<br /> Sensor Interfaces and Abstraction Layer<br />CABIE <br />Run Time<br />Data Structure<br />Middle Ware<br />Raw Data<br />Processed<br />Behavioural<br />. . .<br />Services Interface<br />Alerts, Behavioural Patterns, Physiological data <br />Qualitative Data, Communications <br />Services<br />
  35. 35. Discussion<br /><ul><li>There is an urgent need to bring quality of life and health to increased years.
  36. 36. Technology has the potential to</li></ul>inform about physical health and wellness <br />connect people to others and so maintain relationships and friendships<br />add quality of life and enjoyment to later years<br /><ul><li>Much insights from research
  37. 37. Study 1 offers insights at a population level.
  38. 38. Study 2: CAVE
  39. 39. Study 3: AAL Apartments (Great Northern Haven)</li></li></ul><li>BRIAN.OMULLANE@CASALA.IE<br />WWW.CASALA.IE<br />Thank You<br />

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