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Digital Technology, Evaluation, Older Adults, Social Sciences, World Market
Ageing and Digital Technology: Designing and Evaluating Emerging Technologies for Older Adults, edited by Barbara Barbosa Neves and Frank Vetere, is a collection of 18 papers that describe the complexity of research and praxis of information and communication technologies co-design, implementation, evaluation, acceptance, and use by older adults. The book acknowledges the worldwide demographic trends of population ageing and technologization as well as the challenges and opportunities that they bring to societies. Digital technologies can potentially contribute to the well-being and quality of life, prolong and facilitate ageing in place, assist with physical and mental impairments, and, on the other hand, technology nonuse or lower use can be detrimental and lead to exclusion. The positive impact of technologies depends on the success and effectiveness of the design and its implementation, which are phenomena for interdisciplinary examination. This book is a unique integration of multiple fields including computer science, social sciences, engineering, and architecture, united together in an attempt to produce multisided knowledge on designing and tailoring the innovative digital devices, robots, websites, and services to the diverse needs and aspirations of older adults.
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