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aging, mobile health, mHealth, mobile application, health monitoring


The impact of an aging population on healthcare and the sustainability of our health care system are pressing issues in contemporary society. Technology has the potential to address these challenges, alleviating pressures on the healthcare system and empowering individuals to have greater control over monitoring their own health. Importantly, mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets can allow older adults to have “on the go” access to health-related information.This paper explores mobile health apps that enable older adults and those who care for them to track health-related factors such as body readings and medication adherence, and it serves as a review of the literature on the usability and acceptance of mobile health apps in an older population.


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Multimodal Technologies and Interaction


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Dupuis, K., & Tsotsos, L. E. (2018). Technology for remote health monitoring in an older population: A role for mobile devices. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 2(3) doi:10.3390/mti2030043


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