|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|466930||1364775||2017||13 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• People with physical disabilities view smart devices as a necessity than a lifestyle choice.
• Continued use of smart devices is guided by financial & emergency purposes.
• Obtained autonomy is a key motive for smart device use in people with disabilities.
This study explores the main motivations for continued use of smart devices among adults with movement or mobility impairments in South Korea. The study analyzed data collected through a survey and focus group interviews. Results from the analyses of the two different sets of data indicated that people with physical disabilities viewed smart devices as a necessity and intended to continue use of smart devices primarily for practical purposes—especially for emergency contact—rather than for entertainment or social purposes. Results from the focus group interviews particularly suggested that the sense of autonomy obtained through the use of smart devices was an important motivation for use in this specific group, suggesting that smart devices play a crucial role in elevating the quality of life of people with disabilities.
Journal: Telematics and Informatics - Volume 34, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages 338–350