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Introducing assistive technology into the homes of older people: Some lessons from the Netherlands - A case study

Tinker, A., McCreadie, C. and Lansley, P. (2003) Introducing assistive technology into the homes of older people: Some lessons from the Netherlands - A case study. Gerontechnology, 2 (4). pp. 332-337. ISSN 1569-1101

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To link to this article DOI: 10.4017/gt.2003.02.04.005.00

Abstract/Summary

The authors have just completed a study of assistive technology (AT) and how it can be introduced into the existing homes of older people. As part of this empirical study some collaboration with the Netherlands took place for two reasons. First to learn about the use of assistive technology from a country where its creative use was well established and second to learn how older people influence policy. Two Dutch consultants helped the team and a short visit was paid to Eindhoven. As a result of this collaboration new ways of using AT were found and comparisons made with the policy and legislative background. In addition lessons were drawn about the involvement of older people.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Construction Management and Engineering > Healthcare Infrastructure
ID Code:12409
Uncontrolled Keywords:assistive technology, housing, adaptations, older people, smart housing

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