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activities of daily living, assisted living, assistive technology, gerontologic care, smart technology



  1. Johnson, Jessica L. MA, OTR/L
  2. Davenport, Rick MHS, OTR/L
  3. Mann, William C. OTR, PhD


Objective: To describe older adults' perceptions and reactions to smart home technologies/applications at the Gator-Tech Smart Home.


Method: Three focus groups of older adults with various impairments were held at the University of Florida Gator-Tech Smart Home. Eight technologies/applications were demonstrated and a structured discussion followed each demonstration. Content analysis was used to identify participants' perceptions of smart home technology.


Results: Overall, most participants responded favorably toward the smart door and voice activation than any other smart technology/application.


Conclusion: The data is being used to modify current smart home applications and guide future smart technology/application design.