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A User Study: Keyboard and Applications to Simplify Smartphone Adoption for Seniors.

A User Study: Keyboard and Applications to Simplify Smartphone Adoption for Seniors.

Category
Journal publication
Abstract
The aim of the user study was to evaluate how the developed assistive physical keyboard, the Ezi-PAD, and integrated senior friendly applications, can encourage non-smartphone seniors to start using the smartphone and enable senior smartphone users to continue using a smartphone in spite of increasing motoric or visual impairment. A number of seniors with different experience and impairment, aged 64 to 86, were equipped with a smartphone and an Ezi-PAD assembly. After basic training, their use of the smartphone was monitored for up to 2 months. Five out of nine participants used the system for 2 months, and found the Ezi-PAD easy to use. The senior friendly applications gave extra utilitarian value to the phone.
Client
  • Regionale forskningsfond Hovedstaden / 251412
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Digital / Smart Sensor Systems
  • Diverse norske bedrifter og organisasjoner
Year
2017
Published in
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN
0926-9630
Volume
237
Page(s)
177 - 182