There are many countries which suffer from high increase rate of old people population over the world. The steep increase in elderly has caused many changes and challenges, and one of the most serious and biggest challenges is caring issues. It became hard for the aged care receivers to receive caring from human caregivers, and also difficult for caregivers to take care of the aged well due to many reasons. Thus, it is time to find alternatives which can support or help caregivers‟ caring activities. The research focuses on exploring caregivers‟ intention which want to use ICT as supporter or helper of their caring. Moreover, it reveals more specific needs under different circumstances, and common values which caregivers want to receive from ICT caring services. The findings shows there are enough needs for ICT as helper or supporter for caring in the market and exploration of more specific needs and common values provides useful guideline for the ICT service providers.
Han, Sae Mee; Lee, Eue Hun; Kim, Jae Myung James; and Lee, Gab Soo, "Exploring Care Givers’ Desires for their Older Counterparts toward the Advanced Information and Communications Technology with market oriented approach" (2007). ICEB 2007 Proceedings (Taipei, Taiwan). 47.