Technische Unterstützung für Menschen mit Demenz?

Zur Notwendigkeit einer bedarfsorientierten Technikentwicklung

  • Nora Weinberger Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (DE)
  • Michael Decker Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (DE)

Abstract

First assistive technologies for people with dementia have been developed and are on the market, yet a comprehensive use of these is still missing. Given the obvious existing social demand, one might suppose that these technological developments don’t meet the market demand sufficiently so far. Here, a demand-oriented technology development with analysis of the spatial, social and functional contexts and an identification of the requirements and wishes of the various actors in care situations can help. This means that before concrete technologies are determined, an assessment of the needs of support in the care situations needs to take place. If technological assistance systems are developed based on these assessments that are regarded as acceptable, then the beginning technology development process already includes an advanced level of acceptability. Also, the technology development process accompanied by a technology assessment benefits from this demand-driven approach. This is demonstrated in a case study of a care situation of people with dementia.
Published
01.08.2015
How to Cite
WEINBERGER, N.; DECKER, M. Technische Unterstützung für Menschen mit Demenz?. TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, v. 24, n. 2, p. 36-45, 1 Aug. 2015.

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