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mHealth Technology and Self-Care in Blind Older Adults

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 10:20 AM PDT  
Platinum 1  
In this case study, the author narrates unforeseen accessibility challenges faced during a mobile health (mHealth) intervention research involving wearable devices and smartphone apps among blind older adults. Recommendations are provided for future researchers aiming to navigate these challenges. The author delves into the experiences of five older adults, each with different degrees and onset of visual impairment. This analysis illuminates not just system-related accessibility problems but also a range of issues stemming from user-system and user-researcher interactions. Through this report, the author aims to enhance understanding of how blind older adults engage with mHealth systems and the potential barriers they may encounter.  
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Research & Development
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
The author highlights the accessibility-related issues that emerged throughout the intervention study, sharing her research experiences to benefit colleagues engaged in mHealth care research for people with visual impairments.  
Primary Topic
Mobile Technology  
Secondary Topics
Blind/Low Vision  
Session Type
Journal Track  


  • Soyoung Choi
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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