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Regional Difference in the Use of Cell Phone and Other Communication Media among Senior Users

  • Ayako Hashizume
  • Masaaki Kurosu
  • Toshimasa Yamanaka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5619)

Abstract

In this paper, authors focused on the use of the cell phone by senior people living in the urban area and the rural area in Japan. The result of the questionnaire research showed that there are differences in the use of the cell phone and other communication media between two areas. These differences are related to the difference in the life pattern and the environmental factors in both areas.

Keywords

Communication media usability cell phone senior user regional difference 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayako Hashizume
    • 1
  • Masaaki Kurosu
    • 2
  • Toshimasa Yamanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Comprehensive Human ScienceUniversity of TsukubaJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of Multimedia Education (NIME)Japan

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