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Study shows seniors navigate assistive technology with ease

Monday, July 8, 2013

Technology is second nature to Generation Y. These individuals have grown up with access to a computer, and for the younger part of the cohort, the Internet, cell phones and texting. But according to a recent collaborative research project led by Dr. Carol Gosselink, associate professor of gerontology at Missouri State University, those aged 65 and older are accessing and effectively utilizing technology on a daily basis, too.

Gosselink worked with students Brian Jefferis, Emily Kiehne, Kristine Sinor  and Kelsey Maloney to attain the data, write the paper and present the findings.


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