Category: Built Environment


Research on the Daily Travel Behavior Characteristics of the Elderly in New Urban Areas in China Based on GNSS Trajectory

The community living circle is the basic unit of urban community life. As one of the most active user groups, the elderly’s daily travel behavior plays an important guiding role in the spatial layout planning of community facilities. This study uses the GNSS action tracking method, taking Binhu Century Community in new urban areas in


Shifting Sands: (Re-) Calibrating the Home for Technology-Enabled Care

As the proportion of older people increases globally, an emphasis on active ageing at home is given increasing value as a potential strategy. Considering the healthcare needs of older people, technology-enabled care at home is increasingly being viewed as a realistic solution to help achieve this, with the increasing use of smart technology to support


Assessing Interest and Educational Gaps in AI and Robotics Applications for Elderly Care Among Healthcare Students

The global integration of AI and robotics (AI/R) in elderly care has immense potential, but significant educational gaps persist, especially in developing countries. To address this, we surveyed 188 undergraduate healthcare students in Vietnam in June 2023. Our aim was to assess their interest in AI/R applications in elderly care and identify educational deficiencies. Using


Preferences for the Form and Financing of Long-term Care Among Older Adults – The Case of Warsaw and Madrid

As the number of family carers decreases, older adults with advanced dependency will have to rely on formal long-term care. Most older people prefer home-based care – provided by family members (informal) or by formal caregivers in their own home. However, as dependency increases, informal care is no longer effective. The aim of this study


Cross-Cultural Comparison on Age-Friendly Cities: Akita, Japan and Columbus, Ohio

Reason: This research will help bridge the cultural gaps in aging studies. Japan is on the forefront of our aging world and we need to take this opportunity to learn from their experiences. This research will primarily focus on the differences in our approach to a similar problem and how that may be affected by


Suicide in Older Adults Aged 75+ Living in Long-term Care Facilities: A National Register-based Study

Objectives: To investigate the risk of suicide in nursing home residents aged 75 and above and the role of psychiatric and physical conditions. Methods: A Swedish national register-based cohort study of nursing home residents aged ≥75 years between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2015, and followed until 31 December 2016 (N=288 305). Fine and


Transdisciplinary Development of a Framework for Co-Creation With People Living With Dementia

When aiming for built environments and systems that foster resiliency and resources, one of the most crucial aspects of design is to properly address the users’ needs. While comprehensive research and an empathetic mindset are important prerequisites of this process, the inclusion of all relevant stakeholders cannot be compensated by any methodology. With regards to


Envisioning a Healthier Build Environment for Elderly People with Dementia in Denmark – A Conservatory for People and Plants

Recent scientific research has shown how exposure to daylight, clean air and continual contact with greenery, natural elements and habitats are crucial factors for human well-being (e.g. Gonzalez & Kirkevold, 2014; Detweiler et al, 2012). In the wake of these findings, it is highly important to improve access to facilities that enable and promote these