Useful or easy-to-use? Knowing what older people like about near field communication technology

Pei Lee Teh, Pervaiz K Ahmed, Alan Hoi-Shou Chan, Soon Nyean Cheong, Wen Jiun Yap

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    Abstract

    The goals of this study are two-fold: (1) To develop a novel concept of a light system with the use of Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled technology, Bluetooth and Raspberry-PI. This new system is known as NFC Light System (NLS). (2) To set up an experimental design to examine the influence of perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use on older adults behavioral intention to use the NLS. Our proposed system was empirically tested with 33 older adults in Malaysia. Our findings show that perceived ease of use appears to be the primary factor for the older adults to use the NLS. Interestingly, perceived usefulness was not a significant predictor of older adults behavioral intention to use the NLS. From the practical viewpoint, this study offers a new insight for gerontechnology manufacturer and developers to focus their design efforts on easy-to-use attribute that are desired by older adults
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population: Design for Aging, ITAP 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015:Part 1
    EditorsJia Zhou, Gavriel Salvendy
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages273 - 281
    Number of pages9
    Volume9193
    ISBN (Print)9783319208916
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventInternational Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (ITAP 2015): Design for Aging - Los Angeles, United States of America
    Duration: 2 Aug 20157 Aug 2015
    Conference number: 1st
    https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-20892-3

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    ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (ITAP 2015)
    Abbreviated titleITAP 2015
    CountryUnited States of America
    CityLos Angeles
    Period2/08/157/08/15
    OtherITAP: International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
    Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design for Aging
    First International Conference, ITAP 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015. Proceedings, Part I

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