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The "Free from housing accessibility problems" app

Jonsson, Oskar LU ; Slaug, Björn LU ; Haak, Maria LU ; Mårtensson, Knut LU ; Schmidt, Steven M. LU ; Oswald, Frank; Rimland, Joseph M.; Tomsone, Signe LU ; Svensson, Torbjörn LU and Iwarsson, Susanne LU (2016) 3rd International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2016 In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 229. p.567-570
Abstract

The present study concerns the development of a computerized tool targeting housing accessibility issues. A user-centered approach involving professionals from the housing sector and senior citizens from four European countries resulted in a fully functional prototype of a mobile application (app) including an apartment database. The app raises awareness on housing accessibility and has the potential to support decision making and strengthen all citizens regardless of functional capacity to be more active in their endeavors for a satisfying housing solution. Further refinements and additional features are needed to enhance the potential benefits; they include addressing potential challenges facing senior citizens, developing interactive... (More)

The present study concerns the development of a computerized tool targeting housing accessibility issues. A user-centered approach involving professionals from the housing sector and senior citizens from four European countries resulted in a fully functional prototype of a mobile application (app) including an apartment database. The app raises awareness on housing accessibility and has the potential to support decision making and strengthen all citizens regardless of functional capacity to be more active in their endeavors for a satisfying housing solution. Further refinements and additional features are needed to enhance the potential benefits; they include addressing potential challenges facing senior citizens, developing interactive features that allow users to provide input and adapting to different national contexts to make the app applicable for the European market.

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Ageing, Housing provision, ICT products, Social innovations, User involvement
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Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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229
pages
4 pages
publisher
IOS Press
conference name
3rd International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2016
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  • scopus:84988486117
ISSN
09269630
18798365
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9781614996835
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10.3233/978-1-61499-684-2-567
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English
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  author       = {Jonsson, Oskar and Slaug, Björn and Haak, Maria and Mårtensson, Knut and Schmidt, Steven M. and Oswald, Frank and Rimland, Joseph M. and Tomsone, Signe and Svensson, Torbjörn and Iwarsson, Susanne},
  booktitle    = {Studies in Health Technology and Informatics},
  isbn         = {9781614996835},
  issn         = {09269630},
  keyword      = {Ageing,Housing provision,ICT products,Social innovations,User involvement},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {567--570},
  publisher    = {IOS Press},
  title        = {The "Free from housing accessibility problems" app},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-684-2-567},
  volume       = {229},
  year         = {2016},
}