Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Specialized Logistics in Healthcare

Narrative Review of Mobile Technology: Evidence from Older Adults

Author(s): Yui-yip Lau*, Yuk Ming Tang* and Leung Wai Keung Alan * .

Pp: 105-124 (20)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815179996123010010

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


In the 21st century, many developed countries have become aging societies. Although network speed, the improvement of smartphones, and 5G foster the growth of mobile technology, the employment of mobile technology exhibited a significant gap in the design and application of mobile technology that can be applied for older adults. This study analyses the design and implementation of mobile technologies to investigate novel mobile applications that support older adults in aged homes, by conducting a comprehensive discussion. As such, this study selects an expert narrative overview of a literature search from Google Scholar and archives. Analysis results reveal that designing new mobile apps, strengthening the interaction through VR technologies, and developing smartwatches for nursing homes. We need to consult older adults to ascertain if they are willing to use the technology. Mobile technology provides better support for older adults and monitors their health condition. 

Keywords: Aging societies, Mobile technology, Mobile application, Older adults.

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