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Mobile Applications for Active Aging

The role that mobile computing can play in the support of everyday activities is increasingly recognized. This paper focus on how ICT-based mobile application can be used to potentiate active aging. Several countries are currently faced to the aging of their population. Therefore, it is of major importance to develop solutions that extend the time that elderly can live in their preferred environment by increasing their autonomy, comfort and mobility while limiting associated costs and the effects of a possible lack of caregiver human resources. This paper describes the state of the art of solutions for elderly population active aging through mobile applications.

João Carlos Silva
IPCA - Digarc/EST
Portugal

José Luís Silva
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), ISTAR-IUL, Lisboa
Portugal

Cláudia Ferreira
IPCA - Digarc/EST
Portugal

 

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