Combining apps targeting professionals and senior citizens to improve housing accessibility and influence housing provision policies

Tina Helle, Susanne Iwarsson, Tine Bieber Lunn, Mogens Holm Iversen, Oskar Jonsson, Knut Mårtensson, Tanja Svarre Jonasen, Björn Slaug

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Two separate apps that address the increasingly important issue of accessible housing for senior citizens have been developed in different project settings. One of the apps was developed to facilitate the process for professional raters to assess housing accessibility in the context of individual housing adaptations. The other app was developed for senior citizens to raise their awareness of possible accessibility problems in their current dwelling and in other apartments within the available housing stock. Both apps were developed with a high degree of active user involvement in processes utilizing multiple state of the art methods. The results are two well accepted prototype apps perceived as user-friendly and appropriate for the intended user groups. By combining these two apps, our ambition is for the professional raters to benefit by gaining knowledge of their clients' perceived needs and desires, and for senior citizens to benefit by getting access to a database of professionally rated dwellings. The ultimate goal is the generation of sound knowledge reflecting the needs and desires of senior citizens and professional requirements regarding accessible housing as a means to inform and influence housing provision policies.
TitelAssistive Technology
RedaktørerCecilia Sik-Lányi, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, Klaus Miesenberger, Peter Cudd
Antal sider6
ForlagIOS Press
Publikationsdatosep. 2015
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-61499-565-4
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-61499-566-1
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2015
Begivenhed13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2015 - Budapest, Ungarn
Varighed: 9 sep. 201512 sep. 2015


Konference13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2015
SponsorThe Paciello Group
NavnStudies in Health Technology and Informatics