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Vol. 58, No. 3, 2012
Issue release date: April 2012
Section title: Regenerative and Technological Section / Original Paper
Editor's Choice -- Free Access
Gerontology 2012;58:269–281

Participatory and Persuasive Telehealth

Lee D.a · Helal S.a · Anton S.b · De Deugd S.c · Smith A.c
aMobile and Pervasive Computing Laboratory, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department (CISE), and bDepartment of Aging and Geriatric Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., and cEmerging Standards Division, IBM, Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA
email Corresponding Author

Sumi Helal, PhD, Mobile and Pervasive Computing Laboratory

Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department (CISE)

University of Florida, Room 448, CSE Building

PO Box 116125, Gainesville, FL 32611 (USA)

Tel. +1 352 392 6845, E-Mail helal@cise.ufl.edu


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