Applying the Gerontechnology Matrix for research involving ageing adults

H.S.M. Kort, R.D. Wooldridge, J.E.M.H. Bronswijk, van

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The world population is ageing rapidly, during which technology innovation has become increasingly advanced. Ageing adults are expected to meet the demands of new technologies which offer potential to support independence and social participation. To facilitate this developers and designers need to better design technology around the opportunities, capacities and learning strategies of older adults. The Gerontechnology Matrix, which is based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, provides a framework to guide researchers, designers and engineers in their effort to seek solutions which support older adults to age graciously. The Gerontechnology Matrix comprises the following live domains: Housing & Daily activities, Communication & Governance, Health & Self-esteem, Mobility & Transportation and Work & Leisure. All live domains will at some point provide challenges to the everyday life of ageing adults. Technology interventions, to reach the goals set in these live domains, might be designed for enhancement and satisfaction, prevention and engagement, compensation and assistance or for care and organization. This paper will be organized as a round table to discuss the pros and cons of the Gerontechnology Matrix with the participants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbient Assisted Living and Daily Activities : 6th International Work-Conference, IWAAL 2014, Belfast, UK, December 2-5, 2014. Proceedings
EditorsL. Pecchia, L.L. Chen, C. Nugent, J. Bravo
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-13105-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-13104-7
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Eventconference; 6th International Work-Conference, UCAmI - IWAAL, 2014, Belfast, UK; 2014-12-02; 2014-12-05 -
Duration: 2 Dec 20145 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Conferenceconference; 6th International Work-Conference, UCAmI - IWAAL, 2014, Belfast, UK; 2014-12-02; 2014-12-05
Other6th International Work-Conference, UCAmI - IWAAL, 2014, Belfast, UK


  • Active ageing
  • Technology literacy
  • User perspective


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