User-Specific Concepts of Aging - A Qualitative Approach on AAL-Acceptance Regarding Ultrasonic Whistles

@inproceedings{Biermann2018UserSpecificCO,
  title={User-Specific Concepts of Aging - A Qualitative Approach on AAL-Acceptance Regarding Ultrasonic Whistles},
  author={Hannah Biermann and Simon Himmel and Julia Offermann-van Heek and Martina Ziefle},
  booktitle={HCI},
  year={2018}
}
Against the background of demographic change, today’s society is getting increasingly older. In order to handle growing care needs and shortages of skilled workers, ambient assisted living (AAL) technologies provide prevention and rehabilitation measures which facilitate aging in place and relieve caregivers. In this context, ultrasonic whistles could represent an innovative assistance system for home automation, safety prevention, positioning, and motion analysis. However, the acceptance of… 
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