A study of smartphone usage and barriers among the elderly

Hazwani Mohd Mohadisdudis, Nazlena Mohamad Ali

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Abstract

A wide range of smartphone applications aimed at encouraging healthy diets and active lifestyles have been developed in recent years. However, the use of these smartphone applications among the elderly population that should benefit the most from them remains low. This paper reports on the barriers to smartphone usage among the elderly. In-depth interviews were conducted with the elderly to gather information about their demographics, experiences and the perceived barriers to using smartphones. Twenty-one participants were interviewed using a semi-structured interview method. Results show that the elderly have difficulties in using smartphones due to multiple reasons such as financial limitations, vision impairments, and lack of interest and knowledge in using technological devices and their advanced functionalities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 3rd International Conference on User Science and Engineering: Experience. Engineer. Engage, i-USEr 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages109-114
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479958122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2015
Event2014 3rd International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2014 - Shah Alam, Selangor
Duration: 2 Sep 20145 Sep 2014

Other

Other2014 3rd International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2014
CityShah Alam, Selangor
Period2/9/145/9/14

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Keywords

  • barriers
  • elderly
  • smartphone usage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Mohadisdudis, H. M., & Mohamad Ali, N. (2015). A study of smartphone usage and barriers among the elderly. In Proceedings - 2014 3rd International Conference on User Science and Engineering: Experience. Engineer. Engage, i-USEr 2014 (pp. 109-114). [7002686] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IUSER.2014.7002686

A study of smartphone usage and barriers among the elderly. / Mohadisdudis, Hazwani Mohd; Mohamad Ali, Nazlena.

Proceedings - 2014 3rd International Conference on User Science and Engineering: Experience. Engineer. Engage, i-USEr 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 109-114 7002686.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohadisdudis, HM & Mohamad Ali, N 2015, A study of smartphone usage and barriers among the elderly. in Proceedings - 2014 3rd International Conference on User Science and Engineering: Experience. Engineer. Engage, i-USEr 2014., 7002686, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 109-114, 2014 3rd International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2014, Shah Alam, Selangor, 2/9/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/IUSER.2014.7002686
Mohadisdudis HM, Mohamad Ali N. A study of smartphone usage and barriers among the elderly. In Proceedings - 2014 3rd International Conference on User Science and Engineering: Experience. Engineer. Engage, i-USEr 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 109-114. 7002686 https://doi.org/10.1109/IUSER.2014.7002686
Mohadisdudis, Hazwani Mohd ; Mohamad Ali, Nazlena. / A study of smartphone usage and barriers among the elderly. Proceedings - 2014 3rd International Conference on User Science and Engineering: Experience. Engineer. Engage, i-USEr 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 109-114
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