Technology Acceptance for Physical Activity in South Asian Indian Older Adults


The purpose of this study is to explore the barriers older adults face in accepting and adopting technology to improve their health and physical activity. Adopting technology may improve your quality of life and help foster independence. Currently, there is little to no representation of South Asian older adults in the literature related to technology acceptance. The research team will ask you to complete a semi-structured interview that is 30-60 minutes long in person.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 60 to 90

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

An eligible participant for this study:
- Must have immigrated to Canada directly from India, meaning they are born in India (first generation Indian),
- OR must be born in Canada (second generation),
- Must be aged 60 or older
- Must live in Calgary
- And must speak Hindi and/or Gujarati

Exclusion criteria:

NOT eligible are individuals:
- First generation Indian who has not immigrated directly from India
- First or second generation Indian NOT living in Calgary
- under the age of 59 (inclusive)
- Non Hindi and/or Gujarati speakers


This study is not currently accepting expressions of interest via the website. Please see contact information below.

Additional information

Contact information

Any participant interested can directly contact the student researcher: Student Simran Sadhwani or Dr. Patrica Doyle-Baker at University of Calgary.

Principal investigator:

Patricia Katherine Doyle-Baker

Clinical trial: