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University of Berkeley - Academic Research on Older Adults - 2018.05.24

On May 24th, 2018, I was at the Downtown Senior Center when I was approached by the University of California at Berkeley. They asked if I would be interested in volunteering for an interview about using tech as an older person. I said yes and they said I would be given $20.00 for an hour or so interview!

We spent the time answering questions from a sheet of paper. Would you be interested in using some of the following:

  • A voice activated aid to answer questions.
  • A robotic type aid for use when aging as a substitute for a part time care giver.
  • A robotic pet such as a dog or cat.
  • Special phones and emergency aids.

Things such as are you afraid of using tech in your everyday life?

  • Cameras in laptops might be able to access your information.
  • Any type of equipment connected to the internet that might eavesdrop in you converstions.
  • Probability of being hacked on various equipment.
  • Banking and shopping to be accessed and used against one.

Created on: 2018.05.25
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