Advances in preventive medicine and technology have beneficially affected longevity in the past decades. Unfortunately, longer life expectancy and declining fertility are likely to trigger an increasingly aging population, posing new challenges for social systems. Since aging populations affect the healthcare industry, providing convenient solutions and user-friendly elderly healthcare services is necessary to curb the growing demand by older adults. Several studies have proposed intelligent homes as potential solutions to support old age. However, such solutions raise the question of whether or not elderly persons intend to use smart homes and benefit from them. This paper examines the gerontechnology acceptance of intelligent homes by systematically reviewing previous studies on older people's intention to use innovative home technology. The review was conducted from the Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Scopus, retrieving a thousand articles. Out of these, 40 are selected for the meta-analysis and systematic review. The integrative results showed an increasing intention of older adults to use smart home technology as they believe those innovative ways may improve independent living. However, attributes and drivers like privacy and perceived security show increasing heterogeneity and should draw more attention to prospective researchers.
Forestal, Roberto Louis and Li, Eldon Y., "Gerontechnology acceptance of smart homes: A systematic review and meta-analysis" (2022). ICEB 2022 Proceedings (Bangkok, Thailand). 1.