I was recently awarded a grant to setup a project that has members from multiple countries performing identical user studies investigating cultural differences in user acceptance of pervasive health technologies. I’ll be working with Yvonne Rogers at the Open University
I’m not talking about the vegetable that tastes like slightly flavored water. Celery is an “email without the computer” service targeting elders. For $10-15 bucks a month, and the price of a fax/printer (~$90), people can send an elder an
Contrary to popular ideas that older people are technophobic, research shows that older people want to use technology when they see that it will be useful to them. Caregivers believe that technology can reduce some of the burdens of caregiving.
The PervasiveHealth Conference will be held in London exactly one year from today (April1-3, 2009), and yours truly is co-chair of the technical program committee. This conference is in its third year and is getting pretty competitive (accept rate of …