Living labs an arena for development and testing Ambient Assisted living technology

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Abstract

Background:
This gives an example of Living labs as an arena for development/testing Ambient Assisted Living technology (AAL-technology). The selected Living lab is part of an EU-supported development project in collaboration with practice and concerns a Living lab that has developed an implementation model for an AAL-technology – toilets with douche and drying. (2)

Method:
The study involves Living lab as location for technology development/testing as well as user-driven approaches to obtain initial data. (1) Moreover, the study is based on process interviews, qualitative research interviews and ADL Taxonomy. (3)

Results:
Two out of three end users (young people with cerebral palsy) were self-reliant after implementation of toilets. In addition, the project shows that this implementation had a secondary effect. By experience of autonomy at the toilet enhanced motivation for autonomy in other everyday activities.

Conclusion:
Based on staff and end user interviews, the study were able to conclude that independence is the main motivation for using AAL-technology.

Application to Practice:
The results are now used at the municipality level in several areas. The project has provided a more user-driven view on implementation of technologies for the elderly and people with disabilities.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdatojun. 2016
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2016
BegivenhedCOTEC - ENOTHE - Galway, Irland
Varighed: 15 jun. 201619 jun. 2016

Konference

KonferenceCOTEC - ENOTHE
Land/OmrådeIrland
ByGalway
Periode15/06/1619/06/16

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