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Connecting Elders by Facilitating Mobility

J. Goodman, S. Brewster & P. Gray







Multi-modal Interaction group (Mig)

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A key aspect of staying connected is the ability to travel and visit friends and family, yet mobile situations often pose difficulties for the older population. In this paper, we discuss how technology can support older people on the move, describing work which we have done and are doing in this area and outlining some of the challenges that lie ahead. We focus on providing support for navigation, which is a key part of travel, and outline some of the results of our work, showing that electronic aids can effectively help older people with this activity.

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BibTeX citation

  author = "Joy Goodman and Stephen Brewster and Phil Gray",
  title = "Connecting Elders by Facilitating Mobility",
  booktitle = "Home Technologies for Connecting Elders, workshop
at CHI 2004",
  year = 2004,
  address = "Vienna, Austria",
  month = Apr,
  keywords = "older people, devices-assistive, navigation, community"}