Exploring Social Connectivity and Transportation Needs of the Seniors through a Mobile Smartphone Application

Mobile smartphone applications may assist seniors in their mobility and connect them with the community. This project will make use of the Urban Connector, a beta version of an application that has been developed by the PI and Co-PIs to: (1) explore how seniors use the Urban Connector application through a pilot test; (2) understand and address the data privacy concerns of the senior application users; (3) adopt a metric of social network connectedness from existing literature; (5) use the metric to explore the social network connectedness of the users before and during the use of Urban Connector.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $62778
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    The University of Texas at El Paso

    500 W University Ave
    El Paso, TX  United States  79902
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cheu, Ruey

    Villanueva Rosales, Natalia

    Núñez-Mchiri, Guillermina

  • Start Date: 20181001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01680347
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 13 2018 4:13PM