Human–computer interaction (HCI) is about knowing the user, which becomes more important while we consider users with different range of abilities in a developing country. This chapter reports a survey to estimate Indian elderly and disabled users’ perceptual, cognitive, and motor capabilities, and also their experience and attitude towards technology. We have initially identified functional parameters that can affect users’ interaction with electronic devices, and combined both objective metric on functional parameters and subjective attitude toward technology. Previous surveys either concentrated on ergonomics or demographic details of users in European countries or focused on a particular device like digital TV or mobile phones. There is not much reported work on capabilities and attitude towards technology of an older Indian population, especially from an HCI point of view .
KeywordsEuropean Union Mobile Phone Grip Strength Indian Population Elderly User
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