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Title: ASSISTED LIVING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ELDERLY IN SINGAPORE
Authors: CHONG WEE SHIAN
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Sekhar Kondepudi
2014/2015 PFM
Issue Date: 16-Jun-2015
Citation: CHONG WEE SHIAN (2015-06-16). ASSISTED LIVING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ELDERLY IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Demographic aging appears to be a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly prevalent in developed countries over the years. This is the result of advancement in medical science and also rising health awareness around the world. According to the research conducted, it suggested that by the year 2030, 1 out of every 5 Singaporeans will be an elderly, as compared to the current state, with only 1 elderly among every 10 Singaporeans. With the advancement of technology, the living standard of human beings becomes relatively higher and added convenience is brought to our daily lives. With this in mind, we are able to solve the issue which majority of Singaporeans are facing, which is to provide a convenient and comfortable living environment. However, the elderly are usually the ones who fail to embrace these technologies to aid them in their living; this is also the case for the elderly in Singapore. It is a known fact that as human beings age, their living skills will also decrease gradually. Therefore, the trend of the increasing ratio of elderly in Singapore is an important issue that needs to be tackled seriously. Implementing relevant technologies into the daily life of the elderly will assist them in their daily living while providing them with freedom and quality of living. However, the elderly have little exposure to these technologies and hence little interest in them. Hence, research on products to assist elderly living and their impact especially in the context of Singapore has to be done, so as to identify the needs of the elderly and to assist them. This dissertation focuses on the responses of elderly towards Assisted Living Technologies (ALTs). A feasibility study on the function and features of the current ALT that are available in the market is conducted. After that, an interview will be carried out on the elderly in Singapore to understand their acceptance and appreciation of these technologies in their daily life and to understand their responses towards such ALT. At the end of this dissertation, a conceptual framework summarizing the elderly’s responses to such smart technologies is presented.
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