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Datoriseringen i samhället: Äldres upplevelser
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As technology have continued to develop over the latest decades and become more advanced the pressure on the general citizens understanding of technology becomes a essential part to live in our society today. The transition have affected our society in great ways and have made a great impact on different groups, one of them being the elderly population in our society. The purpose of this study is to examine how the fast technological development in the latest decades have affected the elderly in our society. This from their perspective by gathering empirical data through semi-structured interviews with elderly people involved in the Agnes-project, a research project focused on improving the general quality of life for older people and increase their knowledge about technology. The study has shown that after the older peoples time involved in the Agnes-project their quality of life had improved in different areas. Areas such as increased cognitive activity, increased interest in new technology and an improvement in their communication with friends and family. By doing this study I have created an awareness for the importance of projects similar to the Agnes-project and the impact an increased use of technology has on older peoples life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 27 p.
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), SPB 12.07
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Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-56901OAI: diva2:538116
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Programmet för Systemvetenskap
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-29 Created: 2012-06-28 Last updated: 2012-06-29Bibliographically approved

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