Older people's needs and how technology can help’, by Prof Andrew Monk, University of York.

Ben Arent
2008
Event date: 
October 13, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:07pm
IxDA Dublin
Event description: 

 

‘Older people's needs and how technology can help’, by Prof Andrew Monk, University of York.

 

Date: Wednesday 13th October 2010

Time: 18.00 – 19.00, followed by a reception

Location: Schrödinger Theatre, Fitzgerald Building, Trinity College Dublin 

Please forward as appropriate.

 

R.S.V.P. to ciara.lockhart@trilcentre.org or 01-7165306 by Monday 11th September.

 

Please print out and display the attached poster in your area or common room.

 

Abstract

CUHTec's 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).

 

Biography

Andrew 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.

 

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