Understanding the User’s Acceptance of a Sensor-Based Ambient Assisted Living Application

  • Christina Jaschinski
  • Somaya Ben AllouchEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9277)


In this paper the acceptance of a sensor-based Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) application is investigated. To get an insight into the users’ perception and needs, three fictive use scenarios were created that illustrated the potential features of the technology. Consequently, the scenarios were presented to primary (i.e., older adults) and secondary (i.e., formal and informal caregivers) user groups. Through focus groups and semi-structured interviews in France, UK and Belgium, fourteen design implications could be identified based on the preliminary analyses of the users’ feedback. These implications will direct the future testing and development of the conceptual technology and can be meaningful to related AAL applications.


Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Older adults Technology acceptance behavior User-centered design 



Part of this research is supported by the AAL Joint Program under contract number AAL-2012-5-187. We would like to thank our partners for their effort and support and express our appreciation to all participants for their contribution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Saxion University of Applied SciencesEnschedeNetherlands
  2. 2.University of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands

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