What challenges are facing senior citizens that could possibly be improved through ICT?
The Seniors and ICT project conducted background research for the development of intuitive, reliable and easy-to-use information and communication technology applications (ICT) to assist senior citizens who want to continue living at home. The focus of the project was ICT for social communications.
The analysis will benefit not only seniors but also a wide range of other citizens, particularly informal caregivers and members of seniors' extended families. Many seniors are also people with disabilities. Most seniors are women. Many seniors are living in cultural minority communities. The project will consider these and other aspects of seniors' lives and ensure that the research is inclusive and that technology development is aimed at a wide spectrum of Canadians.
My role on the Seniors and ICT project was co-investigator. I led a team effort to draft a review of research on this topic.
The project ended in 2004.
- Related Publications -
The Internet and Older Citizens (2003)
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