The aging phenomenon has been saliently identified in Taiwanese society, with the exponentially -increasing proportion of the elders. Thus, the importance of how to provide senior citizens with user-friendly, or even elder-friendly devices so that they can have their various needs satisfied without feeling isolated has been greatly emphasized. Hence, this study aimed to develop a glasses-attached mobile reading aid, specifically designed for senior citizens, and conducted a technology acceptance survey on the prototype afterwards. Results of this study indicate that Perceived Usefulness, among all four aspects, received the highest score, while the lowest score was discovered in the aspect of Perceived Ease of Use. It was also unveiled that Perceived Ease of Use received mediocre results either in the average scores of each question or in the distribution of results. These findings indicate that, although there is still room for improvements with the operation design, senior citizens consider such a reading aid useful, and that they are willing to either use it on their own or recommend it to people around them. Thus, efforts will be attentively put into the improvements of Perceived Ease of Use. Moreover, it was also revealed that price of such reading aids, aiming to be affordable, should be below NT$1,000.
|Translated title of the contribution||Prototype Development and Technology Acceptance Survey on Glasses-Attached Mobile Reading Aids for Senior Citizens|
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|