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    • ISSN: 1793-8236 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title Int. J. Eng. Technol.
    • Frequency:  Quarterly 
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJET
    • Executive Editor: Ms.Yoyo Y. Zhou
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Prof. T. Hikmet Karakoc
Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2013 Vol.5(3): 398-401 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2013.V5.583

An Investigation on Perspective of Usability and Functionality of Mobile Phones for Elderly

S. T. Raza and F. Sahar
Abstract—Ageing population’s increasing ratio is alarming. Fast increase in ageing population means the growing of chronic diseases as well. Diabetes type 2 is a chronic disease which commonly found in elder persons. Technological innovations in health care sector playing an enormous role in improving the healthy life of all humans. Use of latest technologies in perceiving the health services are now common. The focus of this study is to investigate how the features of usability help in designing the mobile phone for elder persons with minimum complexities. The study is based on the literature review with the perspective of usability and functionality of the mobile phone. In this part we do not focus on usability as a whole because usability itself is broad field, but we mainly target the usability attributes which helps in designing the simple mobile phones for elder persons. We will describe the usability attributes which are necessary in the phase of designing new mobile phone for elder persons. The combined study of functionality of mobile phone and its usefulness will be helpful for the designers and manufacturers of mobile phones in understanding the future requirements of the users.

Index Terms—Elderly, functionality, mobile phones, usability

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


Cite:S. T. Raza and F. Sahar, "An Investigation on Perspective of Usability and Functionality of Mobile Phones for Elderly," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 398-401, 2013.

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