Self Determination-Based Design To Achieve Acceptance of Assisted Living Technologies For Older Adults

Lucile Dupuy 1 Charles Consel 1, 2 Hélène Sauzéon 3, 1
1 Phoenix - Programming Language Technology For Communication Services
LaBRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique, Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, EA4136 - Handicap et système nerveux :Action, communication, interaction: rétablissement de la fonction et de la participation [Bordeaux]
Abstract : Providing technological support to assist older adults in their daily activities is a promising approach to aging in place. However, acceptance is critical when technologies are embedded in the user's life. Recently, Lee et al. established a connection between acceptance and motivation. They approached motivation via the Self-Determination Theory (SDT): the capacity to make choices and to take decisions. This paper leverages SDT to promote a new design style for gerontechnologies that consists of principles and requirements. We applied our approach to develop an assisted living platform, which was used to conduct a six-month field study with 34 older adults. We show that self-determination is a determining factor of technology acceptance. Furthermore, our platform improved the self-determination of equipped participants, compared to the control group, suggesting that our approach is effective. As such, SDT opens up new opportunities for improving the design process of geron-technologies.
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Lucile Dupuy, Charles Consel, Hélène Sauzéon. Self Determination-Based Design To Achieve Acceptance of Assisted Living Technologies For Older Adults. Computers in Human Behavior, Elsevier, 2016, 65, ⟨10.1016/j.chb.2016.07.042 ⟩. ⟨hal-01351332⟩

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