Engaging senior adults with technology for behavior change

Carlijn A.L. Valk, Peter Lovei, Yaliang Chuang , Yuan Lu, Pearl Pu, Thomas Visser

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Amidst today’s ever-expanding waistlines there is a clear need to investigate technology’s potential to support behavior change and stimulate increased physical activity. Physical activity has also been shown to increase the independence and well-being of older adults, yet an important segment of this community is often excluded from the necessary in-context research due to the barriers they face to technology acceptance. Currently, there is limited knowledge on how to overcome these barriers to participation. We created a specific Product Service System that supports older adults to engage with the proposed technological interventions to enable important in-context behavior change research. Our approach converges knowledge from the domains of living laboratories, co-design, and existing experience of design research with older adults. From our experiences with this Product Service System, we provide guidelines to support other researchers setting-up a living laboratory study with older adults to explore technology’s potential to motivate behavior change.
Originele taal-2Engels
Aantal pagina's13
StatusGepubliceerd - 29 nov 2019
EvenementAcademy for Design Innovation Management - London, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Duur: 19 jun 201921 jun 2019


CongresAcademy for Design Innovation Management
LandVerenigd Koninkrijk


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Valk, C. A. L., Lovei, P., Chuang , Y., Lu, Y., Pu, P., & Visser, T. (2019). Engaging senior adults with technology for behavior change. 57-68. Paper gepresenteerd op Academy for Design Innovation Management, London, Verenigd Koninkrijk. https://doi.org/10.33114/adim.2019.05_198