The well-publicized aging of Western societies has prompted a growing interest into technologies that support awareness in cross-generational families. The idea of supporting continual and partly automated flow of information between seniors living alone and their social intimates has been gaining ground among researchers but even among industries. It is anticipated that such an information flow can help bridge geographical distance, discrepant lifestyles, and daily routines, potentially providing peace of mind to both parties and feelings of being connected.
|Title of host publication||Awareness systems : advances in theory methodology and design|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Name||Human-computer interaction series|