COLABORAR has been working on the social and demographic characterization of the senior users in the network. Until now, we have collected data from 300 older adults amongst partner institutions and individual volunteer seniors.
The users’ information collected through questionnaires has been valuable for the selection of participants for research activities, whether it is a test, a usability test, a demo or an interview. It allows the recruitment to be more effective and accurate, matching the needs and requirements of each project and activity.
The results of this work will provide Fraunhofer AICOS’s researchers with additional knowledge regarding seniors’ characteristics and needs. Furthermore, it will enable us to build interesting statistical data regarding the Portuguese senior population. Moreover, we take this time as an opportunity to listen to seniors’ personal stories, which enriches us both personally and professionally.
Thank you to all participants in the study.