Socially Vulnerable Populations Adoption of Technology to Address Lifestyle Changes Amid COVID-19 in the US
|Title:||Socially Vulnerable Populations Adoption of Technology to Address Lifestyle Changes Amid COVID-19 in the US|
|Publication Date:||April 2022|
|Published In:||Data and Information Management|
The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed every facet of our lives overnight and has resulted in many challenges and opportunities. Utilizing the Lens of Vulnerability we investigate how disparities in technology adoption affect activities of daily living. In this paper, we analyze the existing literature and case studies regarding how the lifestyles of socially vulnerable populations have changed during the pandemic in terms of technology adoption. Socially vulnerable populations, such as racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, older adults, children, and the socially isolated, are specifically addressed because they are groups of people who have been significantly and disproportionately affected by the pandemic. This paper emphasizes that despite seeing changes in and research on technology adoption across healthcare, employment, and education, the impact of COVID-19 in government and social services and activities of daily living is underdeveloped. The study concludes by offering practical and academic recommendations and future research directions. Lessons learned from the current pandemic and an understanding of the differential technology adoption for activities of daily living amid a disaster will help emergency managers, academics, and governments prepare for and respond to future crises.
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|External Contributors:||Dubois, E., Yuan, X., Bennett, D., Dhurana, P., Knight, T., Turetsky, D., Wild, D.|
Dubois, E., Yuan, X., Bennett, D., Khurana, P., Knight, T., LaForce, S., Turetsky, D., & Wild, D. (2022) Socially Vulnerable Populations Adoption of Technology to Address Lifestyle Changes Amid COVID-19 in the US. Data and Information Management, 100001.