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Mobile Apps for Older Users – The Development of a Mobile Apps Repository for Older People

  • Francisco J. García-Peñalvo
  • Miguel Ángel Conde
  • Vicente Matellán-Olivera
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8524)

Abstract

The emergence and application of the information and communication technologies have changed the tools that people use in their daily life. However not all the collectives use the technology in the same way. One case to take especially into account is older people. For them technology should be an inclusive factor but it can be also exclusive. The use of mobile devices and mobile apps by older people is an example of this. The devices and the apps are not always adapted for the special abilities or features of older people; moreover they do not always meet their needs. In order to facilitate older people access to mobile apps the present work reviews the usability issues to take into account and poses a repository of apps adapted and classified taking into account usability issues related to older people.

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Older people ICT mobile apps usability needs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco J. García-Peñalvo
    • 1
  • Miguel Ángel Conde
    • 2
  • Vicente Matellán-Olivera
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science Department, Research Institute for Educational Sciences (IUCE), GRIAL Research GroupUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical, Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering, Robotics Research GroupUniversity of LeónLeónSpain

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