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Title: Increasing autonomy of older adults through the use of computers and the Internet.
Authors: Slegers, Karin
van Boxtel, Martin
Jolles, Jelle #
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Springer
Host Document: Proceedings of HCI 2004 pages:33-34
Series Title: HCI and the older population workshop at British HCI 2004
Conference: HCI 2004 location:Leeds, UK date:6-10 September 2004
Article number: 14
Abstract: This paper describes a research project that addresses the
potential beneficial effects of newly acquired computer and
Internet skills on the cognitive ability and quality of life in
older individuals. This project is a randomized controlled
study with healthy older participants between 65 and 75
years of age. In this paper, the design of this study, as well
as some preliminary results on an everyday competence
measure, the Technological Transfer Test (TTT), will be
discussed. This test was designed to measure problem
solving with respect to everyday technological devices,
such as a cash machine. The ability to use such devices is
very important for autonomy in later life, as society
becomes more and more technology driven.
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Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
# (joint) last author

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