Colors of Aging: Cross-cultural Perception of Lifelogging Technologies in Older Age

Julia Heek, Wiktoria Wilkowska, Martina Ziefle

Abstract

Within an aging society, characterized by increasing numbers of older people in need of assistance and care with a simultaneous shortage of professional caregivers, new ways and innovations have to be developed to facilitate life in older age. Assisting lifelogging technologies have the potential to support older and frail people, but also caregivers in their everyday lives. These assisting lifelogging technologies require the acceptance of future users to reach a sustainable adoption. As research has focused mostly on country-specific analyses so far, a cross-cultural and -national investigation of users’ lifelogging technology acceptance in older age is necessary. Therefore, an online survey study (N = 1123) examined perceptions regarding aging, care, and lifelogging technology usage, focusing on the perspective of potential users originated from five different countries: Germany, Sweden, Canada, Italy, and Spain. The results revealed significant differences between the countries regarding attitudes towards aging and care as well as perceptions and acceptance of lifelogging technologies. The insights identify the cultural background of potential users as a relevant impacting parameter and should be considered when technologies are developed and tailored to the needs of specific user groups.

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Heek J., Wilkowska W. and Ziefle M. (2020). Colors of Aging: Cross-cultural Perception of Lifelogging Technologies in Older Age.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, ISBN 978-989-758-420-6, pages 38-49. DOI: 10.5220/0009371000380049


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ict4awe20,
author={Julia Heek and Wiktoria Wilkowska and Martina Ziefle},
title={Colors of Aging: Cross-cultural Perception of Lifelogging Technologies in Older Age},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,},
year={2020},
pages={38-49},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009371000380049},
isbn={978-989-758-420-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,
TI - Colors of Aging: Cross-cultural Perception of Lifelogging Technologies in Older Age
SN - 978-989-758-420-6
AU - Heek J.
AU - Wilkowska W.
AU - Ziefle M.
PY - 2020
SP - 38
EP - 49
DO - 10.5220/0009371000380049