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Elderly People's Perceptions of a Telehealthcare System: Relative Advantage, Compatibility, Complexity and Observability

Frennert, Susanne LU ; Forsberg, Anette and Östlund, Britt LU (2013) In Journal of Technology in Human Services 31(3). p.218-237
Abstract
The use of telehealthcare systems to promote independent living for elderly people is growing. The results presented in this article, derived from an initial user lab test of a telecare system—GiraffPlus—indicate that the crucial factor for adoption of telehealthcare systems is not usability but the system's ability to support autonomy in everyday life. Eleven users tested the usability and reported what they perceived as possible benefits of having such a system at home. To support autonomy, customization is crucial for the system to be perceived as meaningful for the individual. Our analysis confirms previous research.
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compatibility, complexity, GiraffPlus, observability elderly people, relative advantage, telehealthcare system
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Higher Education
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Journal of Technology in Human Services
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31
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3
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218 - 237
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Taylor & Francis
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1522-8835
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10.1080/15228835.2013.814557
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English
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  author       = {Frennert, Susanne and Forsberg, Anette and Östlund, Britt},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {218--237},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Technology in Human Services},
  title        = {Elderly People's Perceptions of a Telehealthcare System: Relative Advantage, Compatibility, Complexity and Observability},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228835.2013.814557},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2013},
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