Technology-based innovation for independent living: policy and innovation in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and the United States.

Cuthbertson, Richard, Furseth, P-I, Demello, Steven and Berridge, Clara (2014) Technology-based innovation for independent living: policy and innovation in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and the United States. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 26 (3). pp. 213-228.

Abstract

Interest in utilizing technology to help older adults remain living at home is growing; however, uptake remains low. We present a conceptual framework for understanding independent living technology innovation within health and social services. Public policy and innovation in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Scandinavia are profiled as case studies. In all profiled countries, independent living technology is more rapidly advancing than associated state policy, regulation, and payment systems. The findings from this comparative analysis reveal areas for further exploration, including policy subsystem environments in which technologies and services are regulated, as well as trends and desires of older adults and their caregivers within particular cultural contexts.

Item Type: Article
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 09:50
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 09:50
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/7082

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