Abstract

Research is needed to understand attitudes toward and adoption of the broad range of technologies available to support active and healthy aging in different generations. The present article gives an overview of the GenerationTech survey and sample, and describes attitudes and acceptance related to technology in general and as a means to support active and healthy aging. A national survey was conducted with a random sample (n = 2,121) including men and women from three generations (30–39, 50–59 and 70–79-year-olds) in Sweden. The generations shared some attitudes toward and acceptance of technologies for active and healthy aging. However, what kind of technologies are preferred to support active and healthy aging and the reasons for using certain technologies differed by generation. The findings could help guide the development and implementation of technologies for active and healthy aging throughout the aging process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617–625
Number of pages9
JournalNature Aging
Volume3
Issue number5
Early online date2023 Mar 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This project was funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (no. 2017-01614 to S.I.). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript. The authors thank S. Ullén for her guidance and advice on statistics.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s).

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Gerontology, specializing in Medical and Health Sciences

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