We are healthier together: Designing for technology-mediated health coproductions by older adults

Chien Wen Yuan, Benjamin V. Hanrahan, Richard Wirth, Mary Beth Rosson, John M. Carroll

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Abstract

Engagement in social activities and participation in community, allows people to coproduce their own health and wellbeing. This paper reports an ongoing design study that uses an email listserv to support older adults to organize and enact more coproductions together. Email is a tool that our participants are familiar with and already use. We augment their daily practices and past experience of this simple technology for promoting health coproductions. We discuss the rationale for using email as a tool, the design of the listserv, and how the older adults use the new technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2017
EditorsNuria Oliver, Mary Czerwinski
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages488-491
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450363631
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2017 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: May 23 2017May 26 2017

Publication series

NamePervasiveHealth: Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
ISSN (Print)2153-1633

Other

Other11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2017
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period5/23/175/26/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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