Researchers at McGill University’s School of Information Studies are looking for volunteer adults across Canada aged 65 years or older to participate in a study aimed at investigating accessible technologies that supports individual and collaborative learning and use of personal wearables for health information sharing.
Basic experience with technology, such as smartphones is required. Experience with personal wearables, such as a Fitbit, Apple Watch, or Samsung Galaxy Watch is not necessary. We want to hear from people who have never used a personal wearable, or those who have tried but found it wasn’t for them.
Participation is flexible and can be scheduled for a time and place that suits your availability (we may also conduct the interview by telephone or via Skype). Participation would involve a 60-min interview with yourself (and possibly a family member) to learn about your general experiences with using and learning how to use personal wearables. Each participant will receive a $25 gift card from Amazon for each session.
If you are interested, we will conduct a brief 5-10 minute phone interview to assess your eligibility. Please contact us by phone or email, referencing McGill University Interview Study, and provide the following information:
- Your name and age
- Phone number and/or email address
- Best times we may contact you and speak to you on the phone for 5-10 min.