Exploiting the Potential and Facing the Challenges of Mobile Devices

Application Examples

Isabel L. Nunes, M. J. Simões-Marques

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The evolution of electronic technology, the introduction of new materials and the emergence of mobile networks and cloud technology accelerated the revolution associated with the usage of mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets) opening room for pervasive or ubiquitous computing. The paper will focus mainly on the type of mobile device applications that are used by people daily, ranging from leisure to productivity applications, and address their innovative potential, analyzing the opportunities offered and also the challenges placed for users, lawmakers, developers, and for the human-factors community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)807-814
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2015) - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 201530 Jul 2015
Conference number: 6th



  • Apps
  • M-health
  • M-learning
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets

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