Published on in Vol 5, No 2 (2016): Apr-Jun

Acceptance, Usability and Health Applications of Virtual Worlds by Older Adults: A Feasibility Study

Acceptance, Usability and Health Applications of Virtual Worlds by Older Adults: A Feasibility Study

Acceptance, Usability and Health Applications of Virtual Worlds by Older Adults: A Feasibility Study

Authors of this article:

Nicole Cook1 Author Orcid Image ;   Sandra L Winkler2 Author Orcid Image


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