Examining the usability of touch screen gestures for elderly people

Cáliz Ramos, Doris Cruz and Alaman, Xavier and Martínez Normand, Loïc and Cáliz Ramos, Richarth Harold and Terán Villamarín, Carlos and Peñafiel, Verónica (2016). Examining the usability of touch screen gestures for elderly people. In: "International Work Conference on Ambient Assisted Living (IWAAL)", 29 Nov-02 Dic 2016, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España. ISBN 978-3-319-48746-5. pp. 419-426. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48746-5_4.

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Title: Examining the usability of touch screen gestures for elderly people
Author/s:
  • Cáliz Ramos, Doris Cruz
  • Alaman, Xavier
  • Martínez Normand, Loïc
  • Cáliz Ramos, Richarth Harold
  • Terán Villamarín, Carlos
  • Peñafiel, Verónica
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: International Work Conference on Ambient Assisted Living (IWAAL)
Event Dates: 29 Nov-02 Dic 2016
Event Location: San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España
Title of Book: Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence
Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-3-319-48746-5
Volume: 1
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Multi-touch; Human computer interaction (HCI); Usability evaluation; Multi-touch in elderly
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

UCAMI 2016 This paper reports an evaluation of 101 elderly people aged from 61 to 92 years to determine their ability to perform a number of gestures on multi-touch surfaces. We recruited participants at two daycare centres for elderly people in Madrid region. They used the Gesture Games tool to perform the sev-en most common activities on multi-touch surfaces (Tap, Double tap, Long press, Drag, Scale up, Scale down and Rotation). This application automatically generates a log of participant interaction. This log can be used to conduct a transparent quantitative analysis of the information. The main finding of this study is that older adults are perfectly capable of performing all seven tasks. The older adults were found to have different skills levels with respect to the tasks. For example, they found it easy to execute the Scale-down and Scale-up gestures, whereas they found it hard to perform the Double-tap gesture. Finally, the general conclusions of the study are outlined.

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Item ID: 46181
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/46181/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46181
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48746-5_4
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-48746-5
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 30 Nov 2017 10:41
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 10:41
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