A TV-based ICT Platform for Active Ageing, Tele-care and Social Networking

Silvia Macis, Daniela Loi, Danilo Pani, Wil Rijnen, Luigi Raffo

Abstract

The modern society is dealing with a progressive increase of the elderly population. The development of services for social inclusion and independent living is of paramount importance to enable the elderly to live in their homes autonomously as long as possible. Such a solution paves the way to a sustainable social and economic model where older adults develop self-confidence and promote their participation to the community life. This paper presents the hardware/software framework of a novel ICT system for active ageing support, which combines the potentialities of broadband internet services to the simplicity of TV use. User research in three European countries allowed to define several important services (healthcare, home monitoring, shopping, communication and social inclusion) to be provided through the developed platform. Its modularity, supported by the App paradigm, enables easy customization and future developments.

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Macis S., Loi D., Pani D., Rijnen W. and Raffo L. (2015). A TV-based ICT Platform for Active Ageing, Tele-care and Social Networking . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AgeingWell, ISBN 978-989-758-102-1, pages 219-227. DOI: 10.5220/0005448802190227


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ict4ageingwell15,
author={Silvia Macis and Daniela Loi and Danilo Pani and Wil Rijnen and Luigi Raffo},
title={A TV-based ICT Platform for Active Ageing, Tele-care and Social Networking},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AgeingWell,},
year={2015},
pages={219-227},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005448802190227},
isbn={978-989-758-102-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AgeingWell,
TI - A TV-based ICT Platform for Active Ageing, Tele-care and Social Networking
SN - 978-989-758-102-1
AU - Macis S.
AU - Loi D.
AU - Pani D.
AU - Rijnen W.
AU - Raffo L.
PY - 2015
SP - 219
EP - 227
DO - 10.5220/0005448802190227