Evaluation of an interactive showroom to increase general knowledge about welfare technology and its potential in municipal care settings
Journal article, 2020

Background: Welfare Technology (WT) can promote participation in activity. Thus, initiatives to support the implementation of WT products and services in municipality care settings needs to be developed and evaluated to benefit end-users. Objective: To evaluate an interactive showroom of WT. Material and method: Municipal employees (n = 217) filled in a questionnaire before and after they visited an interactive showroom of WT. Findings: The number of participants confirming WT’s potential to contribute to municipal operation areas increased in seven out of eight areas after their visits (p < 0.05). A statistically significant increase was also found regarding general knowledge of and confidence in WT and its potential value. Conclusion: A visit to the interactive showroom increased the perceived general knowledge and appreciated value of WT. The perception of the possibility of implementing WT in various municipal operation areas also increased, which may contribute to the implementation of WT in municipal care settings.

Assistive technology

older adult

technology transfer

occupational justice

technological development

occupational therapy

persons with disabilities


Susanne Gustafsson

University of Gothenburg

Leif Sandsjö

University of Borås

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy

1103-8128 (ISSN) 16512014 (eISSN)

Vol. 27 8 591-600

Subject Categories

Interaction Technologies

Human Aspects of ICT

Information Systemes, Social aspects



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