The Underlying Motivations for Mobile Device Use by Seniors

  title={The Underlying Motivations for Mobile Device Use by Seniors},
  author={Susan E. Reid and Bessam Abdulrazak and Monica Alas},
To date, there has been limited research carried out to better understand seniors’ needs and purchase motivations related to mobile devices. To that end, this research enabled an exploratory assessment of the intrinsic and extrinsic needs/motives to consider in future research and development of ubiquitous mobile devices and related applications, specifically for seniors. The 65+ population is expected to double by 2025 (WHO, 2013) from 390 million to 800 million. The results demonstrate… 



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