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Combining apps targeting professionals and senior citizens to improve housing accessibility and influence housing provision policies.

Helle, Tina; Iwarsson, Susanne LU ; Lunn, Tine Bieber; Iversen, Mogens Holm; Jonsson, Oskar LU ; Mårtensson, Knut; Svarre, Tanja and Slaug, Björn LU (2015) 13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2015 In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 217. p.300-305
Abstract
Two separate apps that address the increasingly important issue of accessible housing for senior citizens have been developed in different project settings. One of the apps was developed to facilitate the process for professional raters to assess housing accessibility in the context of individual housing adaptations. The other app was developed for senior citizens to raise their awareness of possible accessibility problems in their current dwelling and in other apartments within the available housing stock. Both apps were developed with a high degree of active user involvement in processes utilizing multiple state of the art methods. The results are two well accepted prototype apps perceived as user-friendly and appropriate for the... (More)
Two separate apps that address the increasingly important issue of accessible housing for senior citizens have been developed in different project settings. One of the apps was developed to facilitate the process for professional raters to assess housing accessibility in the context of individual housing adaptations. The other app was developed for senior citizens to raise their awareness of possible accessibility problems in their current dwelling and in other apartments within the available housing stock. Both apps were developed with a high degree of active user involvement in processes utilizing multiple state of the art methods. The results are two well accepted prototype apps perceived as user-friendly and appropriate for the intended user groups. By combining these two apps, our ambition is for the professional raters to benefit by gaining knowledge of their clients' perceived needs and desires, and for senior citizens to benefit by getting access to a database of professionally rated dwellings. The ultimate goal is the generation of sound knowledge reflecting the needs and desires of senior citizens and professional requirements regarding accessible housing as a means to inform and influence housing provision policies. (Less)
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217
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300 - 305
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IOS Press
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13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2015
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10.3233/978-1-61499-566-1-300
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  abstract     = {Two separate apps that address the increasingly important issue of accessible housing for senior citizens have been developed in different project settings. One of the apps was developed to facilitate the process for professional raters to assess housing accessibility in the context of individual housing adaptations. The other app was developed for senior citizens to raise their awareness of possible accessibility problems in their current dwelling and in other apartments within the available housing stock. Both apps were developed with a high degree of active user involvement in processes utilizing multiple state of the art methods. The results are two well accepted prototype apps perceived as user-friendly and appropriate for the intended user groups. By combining these two apps, our ambition is for the professional raters to benefit by gaining knowledge of their clients' perceived needs and desires, and for senior citizens to benefit by getting access to a database of professionally rated dwellings. The ultimate goal is the generation of sound knowledge reflecting the needs and desires of senior citizens and professional requirements regarding accessible housing as a means to inform and influence housing provision policies.},
  author       = {Helle, Tina and Iwarsson, Susanne and Lunn, Tine Bieber and Iversen, Mogens Holm and Jonsson, Oskar and Mårtensson, Knut and Svarre, Tanja and Slaug, Björn},
  booktitle    = {Studies in Health Technology and Informatics},
  editor       = {Sik-Lanyi, C. and Cudd, P. and Miesenberger, K. and Hoogerwerf, E.J.},
  isbn         = {978-161499565-4},
  issn         = {0926-9630},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {300--305},
  publisher    = {IOS Press},
  title        = {Combining apps targeting professionals and senior citizens to improve housing accessibility and influence housing provision policies.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-566-1-300},
  volume       = {217},
  year         = {2015},
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