Results
Below is a brief description of the results obtained

In general

The users have appreciated the interest on them and the fact that they were considered suitable to learn the use of new technology. They reported that relatives and grandchildren were interestedabout the devices and their use and operation.The project has provided to the families a new perspectives of elderly people of such how elderly users were the protagonists interacting with the technology installed in their homes.
The users felt confident and valuable members of a group who is able to use the devices. Some of the users experienced difficulties learning how to use the devices installed. Technical problems were detected during the operation of the system adding complexity to the difficulties encountered by some users. Many users have expressed their motivation and curiosity towards technology. Some users have also expressed the belief that the use if a Tablet can be a stimulus for their cognitive functions

Autonomy

Besides working with elderly people a group of people with difficulties caused by permanent disability and under the age of 65 years. They were quite interested in functions that would increase the autonomy such as the automation of roller shutters, doors and intercoms connected to the tablet. Some users had the help of the AI Disability Insurance for the automation of the entrance door. Other users couldn’t do any modification due to the restriction of the building to be modified.
During the test time and visits to the users’s home it was possible to identify the needs and solutions related to architectural barriers and appropriate housing situations resolved with home automation. During visits to home users and the talks have merged often the issues related to architectural barriers and appropriate housing situations resolved with home automation. During the test time and visits to the users’s home it was possible to identify the needs and solutions that the domestic can offer to them. !
This shows that the maximum autonomy can only be achieved if all environmental aspects (structure of the dwelling, mobility aids and home automation), services and social networks are integrated.

Security for the elderly

The equipment of the home automation system was in a experimentation phase that have kept some uncertainty in the reliability and features. The sense of safety matches with too many variables, some of these are represented by social contacts, relationships with family members, even with home care services. However, users have stated that the devices could be useful to give greater security, a further period of experimentation
is needed to confirm this statement.

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