The Needs and Expectations of Ageing Citizens - a Potential for Mobile Terminal Developers and Service Providers

Jaana Leikas, Matti Penttilä

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    Abstract

    The paper describes the needs and expectations of Finnish aging citizens towards mobile products and services. VTT carried out a user-driven innovation campaign with the aim of collecting mobile service ideas for coping with everyday life situations. Around 4300 ideas of aging persons were collected and published in the Internet for open and free use. The ideas reflect experienced needs of the aging citizens in everyday life. Some of them are commercially exploitable and can be developed with the current technology, albeit many ideas are dependent on the development of future technologies in the long run. The ideas act as source of inspiration and foster further development. The future mobile service concepts are expected to produce new business models, for the benefit of the users and the service providers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChallenges for Assistive Technology
    EditorsG. Eizmendi, J.M. Azkoitia, G.M. Craddock
    PublisherIOS Press
    Pages203-207
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-60750-279-1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-58603-791-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, AAATE 07 - San Sebastian, Spain
    Duration: 3 Oct 20075 Oct 2007

    Publication series

    SeriesAssistive Technology Research Series
    Number20

    Conference

    Conference9th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, AAATE 07
    Abbreviated titleAAATE 2007
    CountrySpain
    CitySan Sebastian
    Period3/10/075/10/07

    Keywords

    • mobile services
    • ageing persons
    • innovation

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    Leikas, J., & Penttilä, M. (2007). The Needs and Expectations of Ageing Citizens - a Potential for Mobile Terminal Developers and Service Providers. In G. Eizmendi, J. M. Azkoitia, & G. M. Craddock (Eds.), Challenges for Assistive Technology (pp. 203-207). [624] IOS Press. Assistive Technology Research Series, No. 20 http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volumearticle/624