Persuasive GERONtechnology : an introduction

J.E.M.H. Bronswijk, van

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The motivationally positive property of technologies has both a functional and an attractiveness component. The first one concerns the use of interactive technology to encourage or discourage specific behaviours by controlling the conditions under which they occur. Riding a motorcycle for the excitement, is a good example of the second component. Gerontechnology, as a service of human health and well-being during development and aging, has been defined in 1991. After 15 years it is time to view the persuasiveness of current and future practices to focus our behaviour and attitude towards a lifespan with enlarged vitality and independence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Persuasive Technology for Human Well-Being (Persuasive 2006), 18-19 May 2006, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
EditorsW.A. IJsselsteijn, Y.A.W. Kort, de, C. Midden, B. Eggen, E. Hoven, van den
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-34291-5
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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