The acceptance of The Intelligent and Caring Home System - TICHS

Studenteropgave: Kandidatspeciale og HD afgangsprojekt

  • Victor Kragh
4. semester, Teknoantropologi, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
This thesis elucidates what determines accept of a home monitoring system for eldercare – The Intelligent and Caring Home System (TICHS), from the perspective of the users.
Through 14 semi-structured interviews with users from 4 different user groups, Elders, Home Care Professionals, Health Care Professionals and Relatives the thesis elucidates the importance of an extended user understanding for understanding and creating successful innovation.
With an out-set in the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) the report creates its own adaption of TAM - a Context-Specific-Design TAM. Through that the study finds themes and determinants that are fundamental for accept and use of TICHS.
Through the analysis and discussion, the thesis finds five central factors for acceptance and use. These are Function, Usability, Ethics, Experience and Facilitation.
Through that, this thesis has created a foundation for the continued creation and design of the TICHS system to be used in the future.
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