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The social and psychological aspects of smart home technology within the care sector.

The EDRA (Environmental Design Research Association) Conference: Adding The User Into The Design Of The Home In The Digital Age Symposium, July 2001

Author: Dewsbury, G.
Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2001


This paper considers how technology can be used in the provision of extending care for people with disabilities or older people. It considers the efficacy of approach and its potential consequences. The observations within this paper stem from undertaking a number of workshops and consultations on the use of smart home technology within the social care field. Within these consultations, certain common themes evolved from the discussions that the author attempts to address herein. Most frequently, the issues centred on the relationship between technology and the person with disabilities.

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Publish Location: Edinburgh
Accession Number: 11.3.04
Keywords: older, mobility, telecommunication
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