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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2021, 3(18); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2021.031803.

Research on the Differences in the Intention of Use of the Elderly to Different Smart Home-based Elderly Care Technology Based on TAM Model


Xixian Zheng, Xinyi Shan

Corresponding Author:
Xixian Zheng

School of Management, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming 650500, China


With the rapid development of "aging" and "informatization," many problems have arisen in using smart home-based elderly care technologies for the elderly. The attitude and the intention of use of the elderly to different technologies are different. This paper divides the smart home-based elderly care technologies into four categories: medical health technology, monitoring alarm technology, social communication technology, and entertainment learning technology. This paper explores the differences in the elderly's intention to use different technologies and the influencing factors based on the TAM model. The results show that for medical health technology, social communication technology, and entertainment learning technology, perceived usefulness is the most critical factor to affect the attitude and the intention of use. For the monitoring alarm technology, perceived ease of use is the most crucial factor affecting the attitude. Attitude is the most critical factor to affect the intention of use. Based on the above research conclusions, this paper puts forward some suggestions of orienting by the needs of the elderly, supported by aging-friendly renovation and developing research and development strategies by category.


Population Aging, Smart Home-based Elderly Care Technology, Technology Acceptance Model, Intention of Use

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Xixian Zheng, Xinyi Shan. Research on the Differences in the Intention of Use of the Elderly to Different Smart Home-based Elderly Care Technology Based on TAM Model. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2021), Vol. 3, Issue 18: 14-22. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2021.031803.


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