The Use and Know-how of ICT-technology in Different Age Groups

Leena Korpinen, Rauno Pääkkönen, Fabriziomaria Gobba

Abstract

When developing various ICT solutions to support people’s well-being, the systems are quite often based on the use of computers or smart phones. However, in different age groups, the skills to use ICT can vary; therefore, not all people can use new technical systems. The aim of this paper was to investigate the self-reported use and know-how of the ICT-technology in different age groups and using the answers to the following questions: ‘how often do you use a desktop computer at leisure?’ and ‘how well do you know the desktop computer?’. The study was carried out as a cross-sectional study by posting the questionnaire to 15,000 working-age Finns. To the question ‘how well do you know the desktop computer?’, 22% of the 20-30 age group answered ‘very well’ and 19.1% of the 31-40 age group also replied ‘very well’. In the 41-50 age group, the value was 15.7%, and in the age group 51-60, the value was 10.6%. In the future, when new well-being ICT technology is developed, it is important to take into account that older people do not know as much about ICT as younger people.

References

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in Harvard Style

Korpinen L., Pääkkönen R. and Gobba F. (2014). The Use and Know-how of ICT-technology in Different Age Groups . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics - Volume 1: NEUROTECHNIX, ISBN 978-989-758-056-7, pages 56-60. DOI: 10.5220/0005142200560060


in Bibtex Style

@conference{neurotechnix14,
author={Leena Korpinen and Rauno Pääkkönen and Fabriziomaria Gobba},
title={The Use and Know-how of ICT-technology in Different Age Groups},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics - Volume 1: NEUROTECHNIX,},
year={2014},
pages={56-60},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005142200560060},
isbn={978-989-758-056-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics - Volume 1: NEUROTECHNIX,
TI - The Use and Know-how of ICT-technology in Different Age Groups
SN - 978-989-758-056-7
AU - Korpinen L.
AU - Pääkkönen R.
AU - Gobba F.
PY - 2014
SP - 56
EP - 60
DO - 10.5220/0005142200560060