Implementing a Digital Wellness Application into Use – Challenges and Solutions Among Aged People

Tuomas Kari*, Anna Sell, Markus Makkonen, Stina Wallin, Pirkko Walden, Christer Carlsson, Lauri Frank, Joanna Carlsson

*Korresponderande författare för detta arbete

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Sammanfattning

The ageing population is a growing priority area for policy makers and healthcare providers worldwide. Life expectancy is improving, but at the same time, insufficient physical activity threatens older age. Thus, an important question arises: how to improve the probability of people living a healthy and active life in older age. One potential solution to support physical activity and healthy aging is digital wellness technologies. However, digital wellness technologies are still typically designed for younger populations, yet a growing need and potential also among aged people is prevalent. Aged people are a user group with distinct needs and challenges.The main purpose of this study was to identify challenges and suggest solutions for implementing digital wellness applications into use among aged people. The focus was on the implementation phase. This study was based on a research program where groups of aged people implement into use a digital wellness application that is meant for tracking, following, and supporting physical activity and exercise. In total, 14 main challenges in implementing digital wellness applications into use among aged people were identified. These challenges are categorised into 1) technology-based challenges, 2) physical activity-based challenges, and 3) participant-related challenges. In addition, possible solutions for each challenge are suggested. The findings of this study provide both researchers and practitioners with insights on aspects that would be beneficial to be taken into account in designing digital wellness applications and building digital wellness interventions for aged people.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Titel på gästpublikationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Healthy and Active Aging - 6th International Conference, ITAP 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
RedaktörerQin Gao, Jia Zhou
FörlagSpringer
Sidor310-328
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-030-50249-2
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-030-50248-5
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2020
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangInternational Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population - 6th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
Varaktighet: 19 jul 202024 jul 2020

Publikationsserier

NamnLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volym12208 LNCS
ISSN (tryckt)0302-9743
ISSN (elektroniskt)1611-3349

Konferens

KonferensInternational Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
Period19/07/2024/07/20

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