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Title:Smart home technologies: A new source of social support or just another gadget?
Author(s):Wei, Xiaofei; Willett, Rebekah; Qu, Meng; Eschenfelder, Kristin
Subject(s):Smart home technologies
Social support
Companionship
Abstract:This paper describes a pilot field study of the extent to which the current smart home technologies (SHoT) could provide social support to individuals and families including emotional support, companionship, information support and instrumental support. Data includes interviews with 6 households (15 people including adults and children) who used SHoT. Results suggest that SHoT can provide a low/medium level of information and instrumental support and a low level of emotional support and companionship to adults. However, child users reported more emotional support and companionship from SHoT.
Issue Date:2019-03-15
Publisher:iSchools
Series/Report:iConference 2019 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/103364
DOI:https://doi.org/10.21900/iconf.2019.103364
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Xiaofei Wei, Rebekah Willett, Meng Qu, and Kristin Eschenfelder
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-03-22


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