Journal of Taiwan Occupational Therapy Research and Practice
With recent advances in technology and a chance in social structure, new kinds of lifestyles come out. Nowadays, Taiwan has more than 10 percent of the population of the elderly, nearly 50 percent of the double-income families. In such an environment impact, there are lacks of interaction between family members because of the majority of elder people whose children are busy with their career or as a result of the separation. According to the study, 70 percent of Taiwan's older people who look forward to living with children home together, and look forward to family care and interaction. Successful aging is a multidimensional concept, it is not only should consider the physical act of older people, but also should take the initiative to care for their loved ones emotional needs, achieve mental health. Hence, this study aims to construct an interaction platform between older and young communication through science and technology assistance and to provide a new point of view in the issue of healthy aging. In addition, this research study uses an innovative product design and development approach, which integrates design, marketing and engineering in the field of three and considers user as main issue during product development, to find out the needs of older people and look forward to its transformation into a platform for value.