High-aged using smart phone interface gesture operation research

Shuo Fang Liu, Ming Hong Wang

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In the face of global population aging, it is an issue currently worthy of being emphasized, called “aging-related technology.”From the viewpoint that the state of physiological aging influencing the functional activities for the elderly can be inferred, the elderly will face the problems in their daily life. For example, their thresholds for sound, sense of touch, sense of pressure, and feedback response to fingers gradually increase, which makes the elderly experience an increasing sense of frustration psychologically and rejects to do the similar move. The purpose of this study is to develop a gesture operation model which enables the elderly to use smartphone better. Firstly, the study team collected 5 smartphones that are popular in the market and 5 alleged intuitive operating gestures as the experimental samples for comparison. This study looks for 30 elderly people over the age of 65, two researchers investigating the elderly issue, one designer engaged in the development of smart mobile devices and programs over 5 years, and 3 product designers investigating the most suitable gestures for the elderly to operate and use. This study is compared with the two experimental variables between experimental groups and control groups. According to the experiment results of this study: the gestures of more than 2 fingers are not a good intuitive operating method for the elderly; the “innovative operating gesture” designed by the study team shows a far more significant development value in practicality than “traditional operating gestures.”.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransdisciplinary Engineering Methods for Social Innovation of Industry 4.0
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 25th ISPE Inc. International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering
EditorsMargherita Peruzzini, Marcello Pellicciari, Cees Bil, Josip Stjepandic, Nel Wognum
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998976
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event25th ISPE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering 2018 - Modena, Italy
Duration: 2018 Jul 32018 Jul 6

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
ISSN (Print)2352-751X
ISSN (Electronic)2352-7528


Other25th ISPE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Software
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Strategy and Management


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