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FARSEEING project publishes preliminary guidelines for design and implementation of technologies

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These guidelines present easily accessible (non-technical) recommendations, aimed at scientists, clinicians, technologists, manufacturers etc., which outline the principles for making ICT technologies acceptable to older adults. The preliminary guidelines, developed as part of work package 2 (WP2), are drawn from the FARSEEING systematic review of older adults’ perceptions of technologies aimed at falls prevention, detection or monitoring; the outcomes of stakeholder consultations; the usability testing in work package five (WP5) of three off-the-shelf exergames; and the usability testing of the smart home and smart home technologies being developed as part of work package seven (WP7). As such, the recommendations presented here are developed from best evidence reviews to create guidance on designing and implementing ICT technologies in the area of fall prevention and promotion of independent living amongst older people.
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