Gerontechnology Journal

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Gerontechnology Journal is the Official Journal of the International Society for Gerontechnology (www.gerontechnology.info).

Sustainability of an ageing society depends upon our effectiveness in creating technological environments for innovative and independent living and social participation of older persons in good health, comfort, and safety. These objectives comprise the multidisciplinary field of Gerontechnology.

The aim of this journal is to provide a forum for reporting original research and review papers in the broad area of fitting technological environments to living, leisure and working of the ageing. These research outcomes form the basis for designers, builders, engineers, manufacturers and those in the health professions, to provide the proper environment for the greatest number of persons in society.

This is the first international scientific journal devoted to the domain of Gerontechnology. As such it has an international focus with interdisciplinary content. The papers in each issue reflect the broad categories of interest in this field: health, housing, mobility, communication, leisure and work.

A unique feature of Gerontechnology is the clear-cut commitment to highlight the central ideas of Gerontechnology. By tuning the balance between two milestones in current development - ageing and technology -, the journal points at clarifying their complex intertwinements.

Gerontechnology distinguishes itself from gerontology journals by explicit consideration of the technological environment as a domain for improving quality of life and enabling realisation of ambitions and goals of older persons.

In comparison with technological journals, Gerontechnology focuses on embedding innovations in the lives of older persons and in adaptations to ageing processes. It sheds light on the context of use - or lack of use - of appropriate technology by older persons.

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