Touch-based user interface for elderly users

Juha Häikiö, Minna Isomursu, Tapio Matinmikko, Arto Wallin, Heikki Ailisto, Tua Huomo

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    Abstract

    This paper reports the results of a field experiment where a Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled mobile phone was used as a user interface element so as to enable home-dwelling elderly people to choose their meals to be delivered by means of a home care service. The primary research focus was on examining the suitability of a touch-based user interface in the everyday life activities of elderly users. The eight-week experiment took place in the autumn of 2006. The results show that the touch-based user interface was easy to learn and adopt and the users were able to successfully use it regardless of their physical or cognitive weaknesses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices and services
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    Pages289-296
    ISBN (Print)978-1-59593-862-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI’07 - Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 9 Sep 200712 Sep 2007

    Conference

    Conference9th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI’07
    Abbreviated titleMobileHCI’07
    CountrySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period9/09/0712/09/07

    Keywords

    • Elderly users
    • mobile computing
    • Near Field Communication
    • NFC
    • Radio Frequency Identification
    • RFID
    • tag
    • touch

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