Usage of mobile phones amongst elderly people in Hong Kong

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages1016-1019
Volume2203
ISBN (Print)9789881925268
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2013

Publication series

Name
Volume2203
ISSN (Print)2078-0958

Conference

TitleInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2013, IMECS 2013
PlaceHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period13 - 15 March 2013

Abstract

This study examined the patterns of mobile phone usage and preference of mobile phone functions amongst elderly people in Hong Kong. Two studies were conducted using a mixed-research method. Focus group discussion was conducted to six elderly mobile phone users to investigate their usage patterns and problems of using. Questionnaire survey was administrated to 100 respondents aged 60 and over to understand their preference of mobile phone functions. The study revealed that basic mobile phone functions were considered to be more important for elderly users. The eight features most frequently used by the respondents were calling, address book, alarm, display of date and time, panic button for emergency, incoming call with caller's picture, and camera. The results of this study can facilitate the design of mobile phones for the elderly.

Research Area(s)

  • Elder users, Focus group, Mobile phone, Survey

Citation Format(s)

Usage of mobile phones amongst elderly people in Hong Kong. / CHEN, Ke; CHAN, Hoi Shou Alan; TSANG, Ngai Hung.

Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science. Vol. 2203 Newswood Limited, 2013. p. 1016-1019.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)