1 Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Alexandra Instituttet A/S3 Department of Computer Science, Science and Technology, Aarhus University4 Alexandra Instituttet A/S5 Department of Computer Science, Science and Technology, Aarhus University
This paper presents an ongoing project that focuses on improving the quality of life for senior citizens by developing IT support for independent living in their homes. We introduce a concept that explores and supports coordination within a social and care community targeting elderly people. The paper reports on early project findings such as how elderly perceive a touch screen based interface and why a touch screen based interface might be favorable for this category of users in respect to a standard PC. Furthermore, This paper contributes to the societal debate on how IT may support ageing in place for the Generation Plus .