On the annual Dutch geriatric conference (7 & 8 February, 2019), Roessingh Research and Development (RRD) presented the current state of the art on the development of technology for older adults. After a short introduction on RRD, Marijke Broekhuis presented the need for user research and usability evaluation among this target population. Technology can only be effective when older adults are willing to use the technology.
Next, a showcase of various eHealth projects were presented. Among these was the Back-UP project. Finally, Stephanie Jansen – Kosterink presented her ideas on proper evaluation of these kinds of services and her quest for more innovative and pragmatic research methods. The session ended with a discussion among the audience and presenters.