Elderly People in eHealth: Who are they?

by Robert Rockmann and Heiko Gewald
Procedia Computer Science, Vol. 63, 2015, pp. 505-510

6 pp. 243 kB

eHealth initiatives are constantly evolving, supporting consumers to take active control of their health and well-being through access to health information via the Internet. Although particularly elderly people could benefit from eHealth, they often pose resistance and anxiety towards new technologies. Since modern technologies become increasingly complex, elderly’s mental models on how technology works might be not supported.

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