Older adults’ views on the use of in-home ambient sensors and assistive robotic agents in Greece. Data from the ASPIDA project

The present study aimed to to map the views on the use of ambient sensors and robotic assistance for falls detection and prevention of a sample of older adults in Greece. Data were collected from 100 older adults as part of a wider observational study via an interview-administered questionnaire and were analysed using descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. Findings show that the vast majority of participants appeared to have positive views on the use of ambient sensors for falls prevention, whereas the views on robotic agents, although still positive in majority, were more equivocal. Positive views do not necessarily translate into intention to use assistive technologies. User needs assessment and tailored solutions are important steps for the adoption of these innovative technologies by older adults.

Archontissa Kanavaki, Maria Michalopoulou, Athanasios Gkrekidis, Evgenia Kouli, Dimitrios Menychtas, Helen Douda, Ilias Smilios, Vassilios Gourgoulis, Georgios Sirakoulis, Nikolaos Aggelousis

2023 18th IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications (CNNA)
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