Population Ageing and ICT - An Exploratory Review of Technology Innovation trough Digital Applications

Jordi Solé-Casals, Mihaela Vancea, Jaume Miquel March, Jordi Villà-Freixa

Abstract

The multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change produced by population ageing affects not only the quality of life of elderly people but also of our societies. Some dimensions of population ageing grow and expand over time (e.g. knowledge of the world events, or experience in particular situations), while others decline (e.g. reaction time, physical and psychological strength, or other functional abilities like reduced speed and tiredness). Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can help elderly to overcome possible limitations due to ageing. As a particular case, biometrics can allow the development of new algorithms for early detection of cognitive impairments, by processing continuous speech, handwriting or other challenged abilities. Among all possibilities, digital applications (Apps) for mobile phones or tablets can allow the dissemination of such tools. In this article, after presenting and discussing the process of population ageing and its social implications, we explore how ICTs through different Apps can lead to new solutions for facing this major demographic challenge.

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in Harvard Style

Solé-Casals J., Vancea M., March J. and Villà-Freixa J. (2014). Population Ageing and ICT - An Exploratory Review of Technology Innovation trough Digital Applications . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: MPBS, (BIOSTEC 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-011-6, pages 331-338. DOI: 10.5220/0004941803310338


in Bibtex Style

@conference{mpbs14,
author={Jordi Solé-Casals and Mihaela Vancea and Jaume Miquel March and Jordi Villà-Freixa},
title={Population Ageing and ICT - An Exploratory Review of Technology Innovation trough Digital Applications},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: MPBS, (BIOSTEC 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={331-338},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004941803310338},
isbn={978-989-758-011-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: MPBS, (BIOSTEC 2014)
TI - Population Ageing and ICT - An Exploratory Review of Technology Innovation trough Digital Applications
SN - 978-989-758-011-6
AU - Solé-Casals J.
AU - Vancea M.
AU - March J.
AU - Villà-Freixa J.
PY - 2014
SP - 331
EP - 338
DO - 10.5220/0004941803310338