Published on 31.5.2023 in Vol 7 (2023)

Difficulties in using smart technology by the older population have been the subject of few studies. However, Busch et al. [9 ], in their work on mobile phone use (conducted in a cohort of 154 adults over 60 years of age, 45% of whom were over 70 years old), highlight that they use these devices with the general intention of feeling connected to their social and personal environment, keeping up with the news and distracting themselves by consulting topics of interest to them online. Their families are encouraged to use these devices, especially for security reasons.


Castillo Padrós M, Pastor N, Altarriba Paracolls J, Mosquera Peña M, Pergolizzi D, Salvador Vergès À. A Smart System for Remote Monitoring of Patients in Palliative Care (HumanITcare Platform): Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Form Res 2023;7:e45654.  DOI: 10.2196/45654

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