The "free from housing accessibility problems" app

  • The present study concerns the development of a computerized tool targeting housing accessibility issues. A user-centered approach involving professionals from the housing sector and senior citizens from four European countries resulted in a fully functional prototype of a mobile application (app) including an apartment database. The app raises awareness on housing accessibility and has the potential to support decision making and strengthen all citizens regardless of functional capacity to be more active in their endeavors for a satisfying housing solution. Further refinements and additional features are needed to enhance the potential benefits; they include addressing potential challenges facing senior citizens, developing interactive features that allow users to provide input and adapting to different national contexts to make the app applicable for the European market.

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Author:Oskar Jonsson, Björn SlaugORCiDGND, Maria Haak, Knut Mårtensson, Steven M. Schmidt, Frank OswaldORCiDGND, Joseph M. Rimland, Signe Tomsone, Torbjörn Svensson, Susanne Iwarsson
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Parent Title (English):Universal design 2016: Learning from the past, designing for the future ; Studies in Health Technology and Informatics ; Volume 229
Publisher:IOS Press
Place of publication:Amsterdam ; Berlin ; Washington, DC
Editor:Helen Petrie, Jenny Darzentas, Tanja Walsh, David Swallow, Leonardo Sandoval, Andrew Lewis, Christopher Power
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Completion:2016
Year of first Publication:2016
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/04/27
Tag:Ageing; ICT products; housing provision; social innovations; user involvement
Page Number:4
First Page:567
Last Page:570
This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Institutes:Erziehungswissenschaften / Erziehungswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 4.0