Tablets for Senior Citizens

Background and Goals

The project’s goal was a scientific evaluation of a current tablet concerning the suitability of this new generation of devices as user interface for older users in general and future AAL projects in particular. This idea is based on the hypothesis that tablets are easy to use for seniors since they contain a touch based user interface, which offers less functionality and hence less complexity in comparison to commonly used operating systems.

Goals of the project were:

  • Reduce the fear of new technologies and Internet usage in older people
  • Scientific evaluation of current tablets together with older users
  • Scientific results regarding the usability of tablets and central “apps” for seniors
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Project Sponsorship

The project myTablet was funded within the framework of netidee by IPA (Internet Foundation Austria). netidee Logo

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