Is a multi-touch gesture interface based on a tablet better than a smart phone for elderly users?

by Peng Wang

Institution: AUT University
Year: 0
Keywords: Multi-touch gesture interface; Elderly users; Tablet; Smart phone
Record ID: 1303417
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10292/7655


With the increasing growth in the elderly population, the health care and social problems of this demographic have become an ongoing concern. Several studies have shown that touch-screen techniques might assist the elderly in their social, recreational and health related activities. However, little research has been conducted on the most suitable multi-touch screen devices for older users with age-related declines. This study aims to bridge the research gap in the use of touch-screens as a pervasive healthcare aid for the elderly.