Active Digiage? : Desirable Futures for Aging People
Weck, Marina; Meristö, Tarja; Helander, Nina (2018)
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Weck M., Meristö T., Helander N., (2018). Active Digiage? : Desirable Futures for Aging People. , Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97931-1_14
The changing age structure of population, with its growing number of ageing people, is a worldwide phenomenon among industrialized countries, and Finland is not an exception. This has implications for swiftly rising healthcare and social welfare costs, but also for new type of demand in related services, and thus creates business opportunities for Finnish know-how. Through qualitative semi-structured interviews this research builds understanding on the desires, needs and challenges that the ageing people have in their every-day life and especially in their use of digital technology and different kinds of digital services. This will further provide insight for the service creation for the needs of elderly people in Finland. The results presented in this paper are part of a larger research project, of which this paper represents the pilot study phase.