Please print out and display the attached poster in your
area or common room.
aim is to ensure that future home technologies meet real social and personal
needs. The work described concerns the needs of frail older people who
wish to live independently and how existing technologies meet and, sometimes,
do not meet those needs. He will conclude with some thoughts about how
technology might better serve this group in the future by providing "technology to connect
you" rather than "technology to watch over you" and the
potential of Pervasive Computing (computers that are everywhere).
Monk is director of The Centre for Usable Home Technology (CUHTec) at the
University of York, U.K. He is a psychologist who has been working with
staff in computer science and electronics to find ways of making technology
better serve the needs of its users.