The need for companies to change their ways

XVI.1 January + February 2009
Page: 32
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LIFELONG INTERACTIONSDesigning senior-friendly living, or why doesn’t my cable work?


Authors:
Jonathan Lazar

I like new technology, but I hate when it is forced on me. Even more so, I hate when new technology is forced on my grandparents, who are both 89 years old. I do everything that I can to help them out in their one-story home. I added motion detectors so that lights automatically go on and off. I added handrails in the hallways and grab bars in the bathroom. But I find it harder and harder to keep the technology simple in their house. As a professor of computer and information sciences, I know how much technology can…




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