Challenges and requirements for technology to support mobility of older adults

Yasmin Felberbaum, Joel Lanir, Patrice L. Weiss

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Older adults experience various physical, cognitive and emotional decline over the years, often leading to a waning of mobility skills up to a point of avoiding walking or traveling altogether. Since mobility is extremely important in maintaining an intact sense of independence and well-being as well as social interaction, the goal of this research is to gain insight into the mobility challenges that older adults face, and to define requirements for technology that would support their mobility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationEngage with CHI
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356206, 9781450356213
StatePublished - 20 Apr 2018
Event2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Conference2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018

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  • Accessibility
  • Assistive technology
  • Mobility
  • Older adults
  • User-centered design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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