Living better, living independently through e-Assisted Living Technologies

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    Abstract

    Widespread demographic changes indicate an aging population in developed societies. Ageing is associated with the onset of conditions which impact on health and the continued ability to live independently. International governments are concerned at the financial and social implications of this trend and are urgently seeking affordable solutions. This research-in-progress paper describes early findings from research investigating new sustainable consumer generated business models for electronic Assisted Living Technologies (e-ALT). The paper includes a synthesis of the existing barriers to the development of e-ALT in the relevant literature, then summarizes a market analysis, a street survey, focus groups, and in-depth interviews with industry leaders. Initial findings suggest that there is a major disjoint between consumer needs and wants, and the existing provision of products and services. Barriers to consumer satisfaction are highlighted, together with discussion of consumer generated solutions to these barriers and how these might be implemented. Changes to allow new business models are proposed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2013, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Commerce 2013
    Pages133-137
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventIADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2013, IADIS International Conference e-Commerce 2013, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013, MCCSIS 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 24 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceIADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2013, IADIS International Conference e-Commerce 2013, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013, MCCSIS 2013
    CountryCzech Republic
    CityPrague
    Period24/07/1326/07/13

    Keywords

    • Assisted Living Technology
    • Business models

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Information Systems
    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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    Urwin, G. (2013). Living better, living independently through e-Assisted Living Technologies. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2013, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Commerce 2013 (pp. 133-137)