73rd International Atlantic Economic Conference

March 28 - 31, 2012 | Istanbul, Turkey

Evaluation of two field trials with assistive technologies for seniors

Saturday, 31 March 2012: 5:45 PM
Otto Rienhoff, Dr. , Department of Medical Informatics, University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
The Dept. of Med. Informatics evaluated two field trials: one with a caring organization for elderly citizens  of the protestant church in north Germany and one with a catholic caring organization in southern Germany. The tested system was a passive monitoring system for single households. The key results  are in accordance with prior evaluations and demonstrate that social factors are as important for the acceptance of assistive technology as system performance.   The results of the field trials are discussed with similar studies internationally.