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Featured Article: Ageing in place and the internet of things – how smart home technologies, the built environment and caregiving intersect

Featured Article Image Jan 25Smart technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT), have the potential to play a significant role in enabling older people to age in place. This paper’s position is that technologies such as IoT further support the role of the built environment and caregiving to produce outcomes that enable older people to remain autonomous, independent, safe and well at home. However, a number of risks were also identified through the case studies, the issues of maintenance, cost and ease of use, and willingness to use are considerations and potential barriers to the benefits of smart technology.

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Visualization in Engineering provides, for the first time, an international and interdisciplinary platform and forum for researchers to present their findings, latest developments, and perspectives on future trends in visualization in design and engineering, covering relevant advances in the areas of computing, management, human factors, education, and social sciences.

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