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IJET 2013 Vol.5(3): 336-340 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2013.V5.570

An Investigation on Mobile Communication Technologies and Their Effects on Elderly

F. Sahar and S. T. Raza
Abstract—In Europe people lives in an increasingly ageing society and there are different technological solutions that help them in their self management. Elderly population has been growing from 264 million in 2009 to 416 million in 2050 (UN Population Division/DESA). We believe that developing easy to use mobile functions can be of great use to the elderly as they grow older. The focus of this study is to investigate what functionalities the diabetes type 2 patients require in future mobile phones. The study is based on interviews with health care professionals and survey with elderly type 2. Interviews carried out with those health care professional who are dealing with type 2 patients and understand the problems which type 2 patients facing in the use mobile phones. The second part is survey, we distributed questionnaire to type 2 elderly although they use mobile phone or not but majorly we focused those elderly who are already users of mobile phones. The results of questionnaire will find out the satisfaction of elder persons with their current mobile phones and also reasons of from those who are not users of mobile phone. Questionnaire’s results will better explain the functionalities thatneeds to rebuild.

Index Terms—Ageing, diabetes type 2, elderly, mobile communication technologies.

The authors were with Blekinge Institute of Technology, SE- 37179 Karlskrona, Sweden (e-mail: farrukhsahar@yahoo.com, tosif@live.com).

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Cite:F. Sahar and S. T. Raza, "An Investigation on Mobile Communication Technologies and Their Effects on Elderly," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 336-340, 2013.

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