Can new technology really support older people’s mobility?

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Abstract

How far might we make the most of new technologies to help support older people’s mobility needs and enable them to live healthy lives? Technology in the built environment is already found that help or hinder older people in terms of accessible public transport facilities (real-time bus information, level boarding and alighting access, no cash payments) and accessible shops (escalators, elevators or lifts, self-opening doors, announcements, and no cash payment) for example. However, at present many of these technologies exist in isolation, introduced to speed up accessibility or exchanges. Much more could be done if consideration was given to bringing the technologies together.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101659
JournalJournal of Transport & Health
Volume31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08 Aug 2023

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Gerontechnology
  • Gerontology
  • technology
  • Driving
  • Road User Safety
  • Transport
  • Mobility

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