• Karina Birkmose Mejer
  • Gitte Lyngholm Sørensen
4. term, Clinical Science and Technology, Master (Master Programme)
Introduction: Ambient Assisted Living technologies can provide safety and security for sustaining independent living among older citizens. The implementation of the Ambient Assisted Living technologies is characterized by eight phases of development, aiming at technology maturity until it is fully integrated. The implementation, however, can be influenced by difficulties because of reluctant attention to the end-user. Consequently, attention to the citizens is crucial. The objective of this study is, how to considerate the citizens, when Ambient Assisted Living technologies are being implemented.
Method: An evaluation has been made. A systematic review is conducted in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Cinahl, Web of Science and PsycInfo. Furthermore, the pilot project “Længere Hjemme Sammen” (Longer Home Together) is used as a case, to conduct an assessment of the technology being used. Interviews of 3 project assistants is conducted and NVivo 10.0 is used for analysis.
Findings: Seven out of 147 articles have been included. Five articles are in the phase 3-4 of implementation and two articles are in phase 8. Analysis of data is obtained and categorized in eight themes, wherein 19 interdependent considerations to the citizens are identified.
Conclusion: This study presents a generic model, where the application of the case leads to 19 considerations to the citizens, whom are about to use an ambient assistive technology. 13 considerations are general to all phases of implementation and 6 are specialized to phase 3-4.
Publication date1 Jun 2016
Number of pages66
ID: 234525822