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Table 2 Use of HBT devices (n = 160)

From: The contribution of home-based technology to older people's quality of life in extra care housing

Device Frequency of Use
  Everyday 2-3 times a week Once a week Once a month <once a month Never Not applicable Not Known
Electric kettles 140(87%) 2(1%) 1(1%) 0 1(1%) 12(7%) 3(2%) 1(1%)
Lifts 95(60%) 15(9%) 15(9%) 6(4%) 5(3%) 22(14%) 0 2(1%)
Microwaves 66(41%) 34(21%) 7(4%) 3(2%) 6(4%) 24(15%) 19(12%) 1(1%)
Toasters 55(35%) 52(32%) 8(5%) 5(3%) 7(4%) 22(14%) 10(6%) 1(1%)
Electric hobs 33(21%) 31(19%) 17(10%) 10(6%) 11(7%) 38(24%) 19(12%) 1(1%)
Electric ovens 21(13%) 32(20%) 12(7%) 6(4%) 20(12%) 46(29%) 22(14%) 1(1%)
Personal computers (flat) 21(13%) 8(5%) 1(1%) 0 5(3%) 5(3%) 119(74%) 1(1%)
Emergency call systems 10 (6%) 6(4%) 7(4%) 12(8%) 69(43%) 52(33%) 2(1%) 2(1%)
Washing machines (laundry) 7(4%) 14(9%) 13(8%) 11%) 3(2%) 103(64%) 18(11%) 1(1%)
Washing machines (flat) 5(3%) 21(13%) 9(6%) 3(2%) 5(3%) 14 (9%) 102(63%) 1(1%)
Closed- Circuit Televisions 4 (2%) 3 (2%) 3 (2%) 2 (1%) 8 (5%) 48(31%) 90(56%) 2(1%)
Personal computers (scheme) 3(2%) 1(1%) 3(2%) 0 13(8%) 58(36%) 80(50%) 2(1%)
Electronic window openers 1(1%) 1(1%) 0 1(1%) 1(1%) 5 (3%) 149 (93%) 2(1%)
Assisted- bathing facilities 1(1%) 7(4%) 10(6%) 1(1%) 19(12%) 82(51%) 38(24%) 2(1%)
Property exit sensors 0 0 0 0 0 0 158(99%) 2(1%)
Automatic temperature thermostats 0 0 0 0 0 4(2%) 152(96%) 4(2%)
Telehealth facilities 0 0 0 0 0 3(2%) 155(97%) 2(1%)