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Table 3 Characteristics of sources of evidence from different European countries

From: Telehealth and digital developments in society that persons 75 years and older in European countries have been part of: a scoping review

Author(s) and year Population Concept Context
Stroetmann and Erkert 1999 [54] 17 mobility-impaired older people (aged 75 to over 90) Videophone service (HausTeleDienst). The clients were connected to the service centre using a standard cable-TV network Homecare in Germany
Marcellini et al. 2000 [43] 1007 older people with different health conditions (aged 75 years and older).
In addition, younger age-group
Ticket machines, automatic teller machine and phones that use phone cards Outdoor environment in Germany, Finland and Italy
Perle 2012 [51] 75-year-old lady. In addition, 20-year-old lady The internet Test-centre in Estonia
Wessmann et al. 2013 [53] 22 older people (aged between 75 and 90 years) Technology used by older people (for example computer, phone), information technology Home surroundings in Finland
Zsiga et al. 2013 [44] 11 older people (aged between 77 and 85 years). In addition, caregivers Robot. The functions demonstrated included speech recognition, navigation, reminder function, shopping list creation and video conferencing Test-centre in Austria, France and Hungary
La Tona et al. 2017 [55] 4 older people presenting a wide range of age-related disorders (aged between 87 and 89 years) Robot with voice, gesture and touch interfaces. Test-centre in Italy
Adamsoo 2018 [52] 5 older people (aged between 75 and 81 years). In addition, younger age-group Smartphone Home setting in Estonia