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A. Berenguer, J. Goncalves, S. Hosio, D. Ferreira, T. Anagnostopoulos and V. Kostakos, "Are Smartphones Ubiquitous?: An in-depth survey of smartphone adoption by seniors," in IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 104-110, Jan. 2017. doi: 10.1109/MCE.2016.2614524

Are smartphones ubiquitous? : an in-depth survey of smartphone adoption by seniors

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Author: Berenguer, Anabela1; Goncalves, Jorge1; Hosio, Simo1;
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing research unit, University of Oulu, Finland
2Great Britain's Mapping Agency, United Kingdom
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017
Publish Date: 2017-06-14


Substantial ongoing research now uses smartphones as a research platform for various studies and interventions. With the aging population becoming a frequent focus of research, an increasing number of studies and projects attempt to develop technological interventions for the elderly population. The extent to which the elderly population (i.e., seniors) adopts and uses smartphones is not clear. Many studies acknowledge that today’s seniors are not particularly keen on using smartphones, but in the near future we can expect this trend to change.

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Series: IEEE consumer electronics magazine
ISSN: 2162-2248
ISSN-E: 2162-2256
ISSN-L: 2162-2248
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Pages: 104 - 110
DOI: 10.1109/MCE.2016.2614524
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (grants 276786-AWARE, 285062-iCYCLE, 286386-CPDSS, and 285459-iSCIENCE) and the European Commission (grants PCIG11-GA-2012-322138 and 645706-GRAGE).
EU Grant Number: (645706) GRAGE - Grey and green in Europe: elderly living in urban areas
(322138) URBANMOB - Modelling Urban Mobility in City-Scale Ubiquitous Systems
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 276786
Detailed Information: 276786 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
285062 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
286386 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
285459 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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