Global aging has led to increasing concern for the health and well-being of older adults. Family members generally care for older adults’ needs, yet current trends suggest more independent lifestyles for older adults. Therefore, a better understanding of older adults’ adoption intention of new gerontechnology is needed. This study adopts a two-stage approach (focus group discussions and survey research) to examine the factors of older adults’ adoption intention of gerontechnology namely, mobile bathtubs. The findings show that perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness, along with specific design features of mobile bathtub were determinants of adoption intention among older adults.
Joseph, Saramma; Teh, Pei-Lee; Thiry, Jeffery Yeow Teh; and Ming, Stefan Chew Kien, "Getting Older Ones’ Feet Wet: Older Adults’ Adoption Intention of Gerontechnology of Mobile Bathtubs" (2018). ICEB 2018 Proceedings (Guilin, China). 67.