Vesna Dolničar participated in the International Society of Gerontechnology’s 11th World Conference


Member of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Informatics (CSI), Assoc. Prof. Vesna Dolničar PhD participated in the International Society of Gerontechnology’s 11th World Conference of Gerontechnology, which was held May 7–11 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. During the conference, internationally recognised experts in gerontechnology shared their knowledge and experiences through lectures, symposia, workshops, papers and posters. Presented topics included telemonitoring, telecare, ICT, assistive technology, and inclusive design and usability.

At the conference, Prof. Dolničar participated in the symposium ‘Technology, innovation and the emerging silver economy’, where she discussed the Interreg Europe ITHACA project and the results of a self-assessment survey conducted as part of the project. The presentation was co-authored by CSI members Mojca Šetinc, Tomaž Burnik, Andraž Petrovčič PhD and Nejc Berzelak PhD.

During the paper sessions, Prof. Dolničar presented two papers. The first paper, ‘Investigating smartphone acceptance factors among seniors with structural equation modelling’, presented the results of the Slovenian national representative survey on smartphone use among older adults. Co-authors of the paper were CSI members Andraž Petrovčič PhD, Sakari Taipale PhD, Nejc Berzelak PhD and Tomaž Burnik. The second paper, co-authored by Andraž Petrovčič PhD, Tomaž Burnik and Walter R. Boot PhD, was titled ‘Construct and criterion validity of mobile device proficiency questionnaire: Results of a crossover experiment with older smartphone users in Slovenia’. It dealt with verification of the construct and criterion validity of the Mobile Device Proficiency Questionnaire developed by Walter R. Boot and Nelson R. Roque.


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