Using Smart TV Applications for Providing Interactive Ambient Assisted Living Services to Older Adults – Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence

ABSTRACT The irruption of computer-based technology in social interaction has negatively affected the way in which elderly people interact with their family members, because they are, in some cases, reluctant to adopt new digital media. Given that literature suggests that seniors spend a significant part of their day watching television, we argue that Smart TV … [Read More] Using Smart TV Applications for Providing Interactive Ambient Assisted Living Services to Older Adults – Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence

Assistive Technologies at Home for People with a Memory Disorder – Dementia

ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to assess in practice whether assistive technologies support and facilitate the work of a family caregiver or care staff, and whether these technologies support the independence of a person with a memory disorder. A comprehensive set of supportive devices and alarm systems were experimentally tested in the care … [Read More] Assistive Technologies at Home for People with a Memory Disorder – Dementia

Envisioning the Future for Older Adults: Autonomy, health, well-being, and social connectedness with technology support – Futures

Highlights We envision the future of older adults (over age 65) in the year 2050. We consider home, health, work, leisure, and social participation. We highlight the role of technology for independence, autonomy, and quality of life. We develop scenarios to illustrate diversity of circumstances, health, living. ABSTRACT Envisioning the future of older adults of … [Read More] Envisioning the Future for Older Adults: Autonomy, health, well-being, and social connectedness with technology support – Futures

Older People, Assistive Technologies, and the Barriers to Adoption: A systematic review – International Journal of Medical Informatics

ABSTRACT Background: Older people generally prefer to continue living in their own homes rather than move into residential age care institutions. Assistive technologies and sensors in the home environment and/or bodily worn systems that monitor people’s movement might contribute to an increased sense of safety and security at home. However, their use can raise ethical anxieties … [Read More] Older People, Assistive Technologies, and the Barriers to Adoption: A systematic review – International Journal of Medical Informatics

The impact of technology on older adults’ social isolation – Computers in Human Behavior

Highlights Technologies that have been proposed to overcome social isolation were identified. We categorised these assistive technologies into eight clusters. This study evaluated the effectiveness of the identified technologies. A number of the technologies have a positive impact on reducing social isolation. ABSTRACT Research indicates that social isolation and loneliness have a negative effect on … [Read More] The impact of technology on older adults’ social isolation – Computers in Human Behavior

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