This paper presents an initial investigation into developing smart homes for the elderly. Smart homes refer to domestic living environments that equipped with "sensible" and "responsive" facilities, which employ smart technologies, to provide occupants a sound and comfortable living. Designers and sociologists have observed reluctances and even rejections to these technologies from the elderly. A Cultural Probes study shows that the elderly welcome new technologies but reject robotic companionships. In addition, a questionnaire survey concludes that smart technologies for home safety and security, energy conservation and usage monitoring, as well as health care and maintenance, are desirable.
|出版狀態||Published - 2008 12月 1|
|事件||13th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia 2008, CAADRIA 2008 - Chiang Mai, Thailand|
持續時間: 2008 4月 9 → 2008 4月 12
|Other||13th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia 2008, CAADRIA 2008|
|期間||08-04-09 → 08-04-12|
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