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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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssistive Technology
EditorsCecilia Sik-Lányi, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, Klaus Miesenberger, Peter Cudd
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Publication dateSep 2015
Pages300-305
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-565-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-566-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
Event13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2015 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 9 Sep 201512 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2015
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period09/09/201512/09/2015
SponsorThe Paciello Group
SeriesStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume217
ISSN0926-9630

Keywords

  • ICT tools, data collection, user involvement.

Projects

Projekt Housing Enabler

Svarre, T.

01/05/201301/06/2015

Project: Research

Cite this

Helle, T., Iwarsson, S., Lunn, T. B., Iversen, M. H., Jonsson, O., Mårtensson, K., Jonasen, T. S., & Slaug, B. (2015). Combining apps targeting professionals and senior citizens to improve housing accessibility and influence housing provision policies. In C. Sik-Lányi, E-J. Hoogerwerf, K. Miesenberger, & P. Cudd (Eds.), Assistive Technology (pp. 300-305). IOS Press. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics Vol. 217 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-566-1-300