Smart Home Technologies to Facilitate Ageing-in-Place : Professionals Perception

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  • Olugbenga Timo Oladinrin
  • Jayantha Wadu Mesthrige
  • Lekan Damilola Ojo
  • João Alencastro
  • Muhammad Rana


Original languageEnglish
Article number6542
Journal / PublicationSustainability
Issue number8
Online published12 Apr 2023
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023



An ageing population is a global phenomenon. Like other developed economies, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), China, also faces a severe ageing problem. One initiative to enhance the safe living and well-being of the growing elderly population is to assist them by building ageing-friendly living environments with the application of smart home technologies (SHTs). Therefore, this study focused on investigating the perception of professionals on the use of SHTs to improve and enhance the “ageing-in-place” (AIP) of elderly residents in HKSAR, China. A questionnaire survey was employed to obtain the perception of professionals with requisite knowledge of the older people facility needs regarding SHTs in achieving AIP for the elderly. The data retrieved were analysed with different statistical analyses. Based on the results of the analyses, all the professionals had similar perceptions of the use of SHTs for the safety and well-being of the elderly, except for the incongruence observed between the government employees, contractors and academic regarding how SHTs may not help to better monitor elderly daily activities. The possible reasons for the inconsistent opinions of the academics with other groups were linked to the knowledge of human behaviours and early dementia symptoms in gerontology. The findings will help care receivers, healthcare professionals, social workers, policymakers, smart home designers and developers to improve and enhance AIP in elderly residences in HKSAR, China. © 2023 by the authors.

Research Area(s)

  • ageing-in-place, elderly, smart home technologies

Citation Format(s)

Smart Home Technologies to Facilitate Ageing-in-Place: Professionals Perception. / Oladinrin, Olugbenga Timo; Mesthrige, Jayantha Wadu; Ojo, Lekan Damilola et al.
In: Sustainability, Vol. 15, No. 8, 6542, 04.2023.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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