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    The Smartphone – a Mobile Companion for Older Adults


    Nunes, Francisco and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2011) The Smartphone – a Mobile Companion for Older Adults. In: INTERACT 2011 Workshop: Promoting and supporting healthy living by design, 6 September 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.

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    Abstract

    This paper develops an understanding of the areas in which the authors believe the adoption of smartphones may significantly impact the life of older adults, namely: i) prevention of isolation, ii) promotion of autonomy and quality of life and iii) improvement of health condition. In this context, Fraunhofer Portugal is developing Smart Companion, an Android customization for older adults, which already addresses the first area and will, in the near future, focus on the remaining ones.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Smartphones; Older Adults;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Design Innovation
    Item ID: 6043
    Depositing User: Paula Alexandra Silva
    Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2015 15:28
    Refereed: No
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