Recent Publications of Network Members (2019-2021, chronological order)

Cabalquinto, E. & Ahlin, T. (2021) Care within or out of reach: Fantasies of care and connectivity in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. In: M. Lenore, N. Burke, A. Wahlberg (Eds.) Viral Loads: Coronavirus, Inequality and an Anthropology of the Future (pp. 344-361). London: UCL Press. Download free book PDF:

Mannheim, I., van Zaalen, Y., & Wouters, E.J.M. (2021). Ageism in Applying Digital Technology in Healthcare: Implications for Adoption and Actual Use. In: H. Hirvonen, M. Tammelin, R. Hänninen, E.J.M. Wouters Digital Transformations in Care for Older People – Critical Perspectives. Abingdon: Routledge

Poli, A., Kelfve, S., Berg, K., & Motel-Klingebiel, A. (2021) Old-Age Diversity is Underrepresented in Digital Health Research: Findings from the Evaluation of a Mobile Phone System for Post-Operative Progress Monitoring in Sweden. Ageing & Society, 1-23. 

Friemel, T. N., Frey, T., & Seifert, A. (2021). Multidimensional Digital Inequalities. Weizenbaum Journal of the Digital Society, 1(1), 1–24.

van Hees, S., Greubel, C., Moors, E., & Peine, A. (2021). Valuation in health and ageing innovation practices. Ageing & Society, 1–19.

Cozza, M., Bruzzone, S., & Crevani, L. (2021) Materialities of care for older people: caring together/apart in the political economy of caring apparatus. Health Sociology Review, 308-322.

Poli, A. (2021). A Divided Old Age through Research on Digital Technologies. Linköping University Electronic Press: Linköping.

Seifert, A., & Vandelanotte, C. (2021). The use of wearables and health apps and the willingness to share self-collected data among older adults. Aging and Health Research, 1(3), 100032.

Köttl, H., Gallistl, V., Rohner, R., & Ayalon, L. (2021). “But at the age of 85? Forget it!”: Internalized ageism, a barrier to technology use. Journal of Aging Studies59, 100971.

Marston, H.R., Musselwhite, C.B.A. (2021). Improving Older People’s Lives Through Digital Technology and Practices. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 7: 1-4.

Franke, A., Nass, E., Piereth, A. K., Zettl, A., & Heidl, C. (2021). Implementation of Assistive Technologies and Robotics in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Three-Stage Assessment Based on Acceptance, Ethics, and Emotions. Frontiers in Psychology12.

Holgersson C., Östlund B. (2021). Invisible Workers: On Digitalisation in Home Care Work from a Gender and Technology Perspective. In: Keisu BI., Tafvelin S., Brodin H. (eds) Gendered Norms at Work. Aligning Perspectives on Health, Safety and Well-Being. Springer, Cham.

Obayashi, K., Kodate, N. & Masuyama, S. (2021) Assessing the Impact of an Original Soft Communicative Robot in a Nursing Home in Japan: Will Softness or Conversations Bring more Smiles to Older People? International Journal of Social Robotics, 7: 1–12

Obayshi, K., Kodate, N., Kondo, H., Okamoto, Y., Ishii, Y., Nonoda, T. & Masuyama, S. (2021) The COVID-19 pandemic and organizational resilience as unanticipated outcome of introducing socially assistive robots in nursing homes. Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 21(8): 752–754.

Greubel, C., Moors, E.H.M., Peine, A. (2021) From Mattering to Mattering More: ‘Goods’ and ‘Bads’ in Ageing and Innovation Policy Discourses. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), 7596.

Loos, E., Peine, A., Fernandéz-Ardèvol, M. (2021) Older People as Early Adopters and Their Unexpected and Innovative Use of New Technologies: Deviating from Technology Companies’ Scripts. In: Gao Q., Zhou J. (Ed.) Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Technology Design and Acceptance. HCII 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12786. Springer, Cham.

Fischer, B., Östlund, B., Dalmer, N.K., Rosales, A., Peine, A., Loos, E., Neven, L., Marshall, B. (2021) Co-Design as Learning: The Differences of Learning When Involving Older People in Digitalization in Four Countries. Societies, 11(2), 66.

Wamala Andersson, S., Richardson, M., Cozza, M., Lindén, M., Redekop, K. (2021) Addressing evidence in health and welfare technology interventions from different perspectives, Health Policy and Technology, 10(2).

Poli, A., Kostakis, I., Barbabella, F. (2021) Receiving Care through Digital Health Technologies: Drivers and Implications of Old-Age Digital Health Exclusion. In: Walsh, K., Scharf, Th., Van Regenmortel, S., Wanka, A. (Eds.) Social Exclusion in Later Life – Interdisciplinary and Policy Perspectives. Springer, Cham.

Bischof, Andreas; Jäger, Svenja; Gruhl, Fanny; Freiermuth, Mira; Storz, Michael: MitmachX – Das Heft. Projektbericht. – Chemnitz : TU Chemnitz, 2021

Fischer, B., Östlund, B., & Peine, A. (2021). Design multiple: How different configurations of participation matter in design practice. Design Studies74,

Rosales, A., & Blanche-T, D. (2021). Explicit and Implicit Intergenerational Digital Literacy Dynamics: How Families Contribute to Overcome the Digital Divide of Grandmothers. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 1-19.

Gallistl, V., Seifert, A., & Kolland, F. (2021). COVID-19 as a “Digital Push?” Research Experiences From Long-Term Care and Recommendations for the Post-pandemic Era. Frontiers in Public Health, 9.

Seifert, A., & Schlomann, A. (2021). The Use of Virtual and Augmented Reality by Older Adults: Potentials and Challenges. Frontiers in Virtual Reality2, 639718.

Mannheim, I., Wouters, E. J., van Boekel, L. C., & van Zaalen, Y. (2021). Attitudes of Health Care Professionals Toward Older Adults’ Abilities to Use Digital Technology: Questionnaire Study. Journal of medical Internet research, 23(4), e26232. doi:10.2196/26232

Maibaum, Arne; Bischof, Andreas; Hergesell, Jannis; Lipp, Benjamin: A critique of robotics in health care. In: AI & SOCIETY. (online first)

Wright, J. (2021). Comparing public funding approaches to the development and commercialization of care robots in the European Union and Japan. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 1-16.

Kodate N, Donnelly S, Suwa S et al. (2021).Home-care robots – Attitudes and perceptions among older people, carers and care professionals in Ireland: A questionnaire study. Health Soc. Care Community, 1-11. 

Keisu, B.-I., Tafvelin, S., Brodin, H. (Eds.) (2021). Gendered norms at work: new perspectives on work environment and health. Springer.

Wright, J. (2021). The Alexafication of Adult Social Care: Virtual Assistants and the Changing Role of Local Government in England. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(2), 812. 

Berridge, C., Demiris, G. & Kaye, J. (2021). Domain Experts on Dementia-Care Technologies: Mitigating Risk in Design and Implementation. Sci Eng Ethics 27, 14.,

Cozza, M. (2021). Key Concepts in Science and Technology Studies. Studentlitteratur. Find more info here:

Ide H, Kodate N, Suwa S et al. February 2021 (In Press). Do care professionals in Japan really want robotics-aided care? A balancing act between individual perceptions and institutional choices. International Journal of Care and Caring.

Wright, J. (2020). Technology in social care: a review of the UK policy landscape. Sustainable Care Paper 2. Sheffield: University of Sheffield.

Marston, H. R., Ivan, L., Fernández-Ardèvol, M., Rosales Climent, A., Gómez-León, M., Blanche-T, D., … & Gallistl, V. (2020). COVID-19: Technology, Social Connections, Loneliness, and Leisure Activities: An International Study Protocol. Frontiers in Sociology, 5, 89.

Kamin, S. T., Seifert, A., & Lang, F. R. (2020). Participation in activities mediates the effect of Internet use on cognitive functioning in old age. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-6.

Seifert, A., Batsis, J. A., & Smith, A. C. (2020). Telemedicine in Long-Term Care Facilities During and Beyond COVID-19: Challenges Caused by the Digital Divide. Frontiers in Public Health, 8, 601595.

Network member Clara Berridge is heavily cited in this article in the Verge about COVID contract tracing tech in nursing homes: Westman, N. (October 15, 2020). Senior Sensors: Digital contact tracing wasn’t up for debate in senior living facilities. The Verge. 

Berridge, C., Parsey, C.M., Ramirez, M., Freitag, C., Johnson, I.M., Allard, S.W. (October, 12, 2020). Caring for Washington’s older adults in the COVID-19 pandemic: Interviews with organization leaders about the state of social and healthcare services.

Marston, H; Ivan, L.; Fernández-Arèvol, M.; Climent Rosales, A.; Gómez-León, M.; Blanche, D.; Earle, S.; Ko, P.-C.; Colas, S.; Bilir, B.; Calikoglu, H., Arslan, H.; Konzia, R.; Kriebernegg, U.; Großschädl, F.; Reer, F.; Quandt, T.; Buttigieg, S.; Silva, P.; Gallistl, V. & Rohner, R. (2020). COVID-19: Technology, Social Connections, Loneliness & Leisure Activities: An International Study Protocol. Frontiers in Sociology:

Fischer, B., Peine, A. & Östlund, B. (2020). The Importance of User Involvement: A Systematic Review of Involving Older Users in Technology Design. The Gerontologist, 60(7), e513–e523.

Comunello, F., Rosales, A., Mulargia, S., Ieracitano, F., Belotti, F., & Fernández-Ardèvol, M. (2020). Youngsplaining’and moralistic judgements: exploring ageism through the lens of digital ‘media ideologies. Ageing & Society, 1-24.

Kania-Lundholm, M. (2020). The waves that sweep away: older ICT (non)-users’ experiences of digitalization, in: Kaun, A., Pentzold, C., Lohmeier, C., K (eds.), Making Time for Digital Lives: Beyond Chronotopia, Rowman&Littlefield.

Fernández-Ardèvol, M., Rosales, A., & Morey, F. (2020). Methods Matter: Assessment of the Characteristics of a Sample to Analyze Digital Practices and Social Connectedness in Later Life. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 58-68). Springer, Cham.

Seifert, A., Cotten, S. R., & Xie, B. (2020). A Double Burden of Exclusion? Digital and Social Exclusion of Older Adults in Times of COVID-19. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, gbaa098.

Berridge, C. & Wetle, T.F. (2019). Why older adults and their children disagree about in-home surveillance technology, sensors, and tracking. The Gerontologist, 60(5), 926-934

Rosales, A., & Fernández-Ardèvol, M. (2020). Ageism in the era of digital platforms. Convergence, 26(5-6), 1074-1087.

Peine, A., & Neven, L. (2020). The Co-constitution of Ageing and Technology – A Model and Agenda. Ageing & Society, first view.

Fernández-Ardèvol, M. (2020). Older People Go Mobile. The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society, 187.

Greubel, C. (2020). Caring through Sound and Silence: Technology and the Sound of Everyday Life in Homes for the Elderly. Anthropology & Aging 41(1), 69-82.


Reading List – Core Publications from the Field

Aceros, J.C., Pols, J. & Domènech, M. (2015). Where is grandma? Home telecare, good aging and the domestication of later life. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 93, 102-111.

Andrews, G.J., Evans, J. & Wiles, J.L. (2013). Re-spacing and re-placing gerontology: relationality and affect. Ageing and Society 33, 1339-1373.

Bergschöld, J. (2017). When making time becomes part of labour: Time, work, and technology in homecare. Discussion Paper.

Betty Friedan (1993). The Fountain of Age. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Bowlby, S. (2011). Friendship, co-presence and care: neglected spaces. Social & Cultural Geography, 12(6), 605-622.

Cozza, M., De Angeli, A. & Tonolli, L. (2017). Ubiquitous technologies for older people. Personal & Ubiquitous Computing 21, 607-619.

Endter, C. (2016). Skripting age – the negotiation of age and aging in ambient assisted living. In Domínguez-Rué, E. & Nierling, L (eds), Ageing and technology: perspectives from the social sciences (pp. 121-140). Bielefeld: transcript.

Essén, A. & Östlund, B. (2011). Laggards as innovators? Old users as designers of new services & service systems. International Journal of Design 5, 89-98.

Gibson, G., Dickinson, C., Brittain, K., & Robinson, L. (2019). Personalisation, customisation and bricolage: how people with dementia and their families make assistive technology work for them. Ageing and Society, 39(11), 2502-2519. doi:10.1017/s0144686x18000661

Höppner, G., & Urban, M. (2018). Where and how do aging processes take place in everyday life? Answers from a new materialist perspective. Frontiers in Sociology, 3, 7.  

Joyce, K., Williamson, J. & Mamo, L. (2007). Technology, Science and Ageism: An Examination of Three Patterns of Discrimination. Indian Journal of Gerontology 21, 110-127.

Joyce, K., & Mamo, L. (2006). Graying the cyborg: New Directions in Feminist Analyses of Aging, Science, and Technology. In T. Calasanti & K. F. Slevin (Eds.), Age Matters: Realigning Feminist Thinking (pp. 99-121). New York: Routledge.

Katz, S. (2000). Busy bodies: Activity, aging, and the management of everyday life. Journal of aging studies, 14(2), 135-152.

Katz, S. (1996). Disciplining Old Age. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.

Lassen, A.J. (2014). Billiards, Rhythms, Collectives – Billiards at a Danish Activity Centre as a Culturally Specific Form of Active Ageing. Ethnologia Europaea 44, 57-74.

López Gómez, D. (2015). Little arrangements that matter. Rethinking autonomy-enabling innovations for later life. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 93, 91-101.

Lupton, D. (2014). Apps as Artefacts: Towards a Critical Perspective on Mobile Health and Medical Apps. Societies 4, 606-622.

Marres, N. (2011). The costs of public involvement: everyday devices of carbon accounting and the materialization of participation. Economy and Society 40, 510-533.

Marshall, B. L. (2010). Science, medicine and virility surveillance: ‘sexy seniors’ in the pharmaceutical imagination. Sociology of Health & Illness, 32(2), 211-224. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9566.2009.01211.x

Moreira, T. (2016). De-standardising ageing? Shifting regimes of age measurement. Ageing and Society 36, 1407-1433

Moreira, T., & Palladino, P. (2009). Ageing between Gerontology and Biomedicine. BioSocieties, 4(4), 349-365. doi:10.1017/s1745855209990305

Mort, M., Roberts, C., Pols, J., Domenech, M., Moser, I., & EFORTT investigators, (2015). Ethical implications of home telecare for older people: a framework derived from a multisited participative study. Health Expectations, 18(3), 438-449.

Moser, I. (2011). Dementia and the Limits to Life: Anthropological Sensibilities, STS Interferences, and Possibilities for Action in Care. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 36(5), 704-722. doi:10.1177/0162243910396349.

Pasveer, B., Synnes, O., & Moser, I. (Eds.). (2020). Ways of Home Making in Care for Later Life. Singapore: Springer Singapore.

Peine, A., & Neven, L. (2019). From Intervention to Co-constitution: New Directions in Theorizing about Aging and Technology. The Gerontologist, 59(1), 15-21.

Peine, A., Faulkner, A., Jæger, B. & Moors, E. (2015). Science, technology and the ‘grand challenge’ of ageing—Understanding the socio-material constitution of later life. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 93, 1-9.

Pols, J. (2017). Good relations with technology: Empirical ethics and aesthetics in care. Nursing Philosophy 18(1), e12154.

Pols, J. (2012). Care at a Distance: On the Closeness of Technology. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Pols, J., & Willems, D. (2011). Innovation and evaluation: taming and unleashing telecare technology. Sociology of Health & Illness, 33(3), 484-498. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9566.2010.01293.x

Pols, J. & Moser, I. (2009). Cold technologies versus warm care? On affective and social relations with and through care technologies. ALTER – European Journal of Disability Research 3, 159-178.

Schillmeier, M. & Domenech, M. (2010). New technologies and emerging spaces of care. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham.

Sparrow, R. & Sparrow, L., 2006. In the hands of machines? The future of aged care. Minds & Machines 16, 141-161.

Thygesen, H., & Moser, I. (2016). Technology and Good Dementia Care: An Argument for an Ethics-in-Practice Approach. In M. Schillmeier & M. Domènech (Eds.), New Technologies and Emerging Spaces of Care (pp. 129-147). Farnham: Ashgate.

Urban, M. (2017). “This really takes it out of you!” Senses and sentiments in the practices of digital ageing. Digital Health 3.

Van Hees, S., Horstman, K., Jansen, M. & Ruwaard, D. (2017). Meanings of ‘lifecycle robust neighbourhoods’: constructing versus attaching to places. Ageing and Society forthcoming, 1-26.

Winance, M. (2010). Care and disability. Practices of experimenting, tinkering with, and arranging people and technical aids. In Mol, A., Moser, I., Pols, J. (Eds), Care in practice – on tinkering in clinics, homes and farms (pp. 93-117). transcript, Bielefeld.