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The Design of New Technology Supporting Wellbeing, Independence and Social Participation, for Older Adults Domiciled in Residential Homes and/or Assisted Living Communities

Joan Cahill, Sean McLoughlin, Sean Wetherall
2018 Technologies  
Resident autonomy, wellness and social participation cannot be conceptualized outside an understanding of the relationships older adults have with others.  ...  Overall, further field research with older adults and relevant stakeholders is required.  ...  For example, there is a potential risk that reduced social contact (and potentially loneliness/isolation), becomes a byproduct of this technology.  ... 
doi:10.3390/technologies6010018 fatcat:riomxhdqorch3c2p7k3g2z5vze

A Study on the Deployment of a Service Robot in an Elderly Care Center

David Portugal, Paulo Alvito, Eleni Christodoulou, George Samaras, Jorge Dias
2018 International Journal of Social Robotics  
The main challenges and the outcome of the experimental tests with the mobile robot platform are discussed, and results show generally positive reactions from the care center residents, which have provided  ...  The service robot targets older people with light physical or psychological issues, delivering several different functionalities, and putting itself at their service.  ...  On the other hand, caregivers, and more generally the virtual care team of the older adult, may change the preferences, options and/or characteristics related to the older adult using the SoCoNet web-based  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-018-0492-5 fatcat:yrz6i4rrr5dojj27wfb2uig4vi

The Sea as a Border, the Sea as an Experience: Artistic Engagements with the European Migration Crisis in Three Films

Emma De Angelis, Gabriele De Angelis
2021 Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais  
The first is the unsettling sense of isolation, loneliness, and powerlessness, which is present to varying degrees across all three.  ...  Rather than static, borders are mobile, and their mobility is tied to human mobility (ibidem).  ... 
doi:10.4000/rccs.12268 fatcat:s5aeblo4fjcrfg2quwwh2sw25q

IGS 62nd Annual and Scientific Meeting Science for Healthy & Active Ageing

2014 Irish Journal of Medical Science  
As always, the range and depth of the submissions received was impressive, with increasing numbers from the biological and behavioural/social sciences.  ...  The theme this year is "Healthy and Active Ageing" and we are delighted to present an extensive programme that highlights many of the innovations, new thinking and research across all the pillars of gerontology  ...  The Internet is one of the most beneficial and applicable computer applications (White et al. 1999) and it enables older adults to stay in constant communication with others and maintain social contact  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11845-014-1177-1 pmid:25150712 fatcat:xghjm46mlvhe5dkcldf65zboby

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2019 International Journal of Ageing and Later Life  
Elisabeth Schrö der-Butterfill and Professor Simon Biggs helped me think critically and encouraged me.  ...  Acknowledgements The Editor of the International Journal of Ageing and Later Life wishes to thank the following referees who generously provided evaluations and constructive criticism on submitted manuscripts  ...  Even though the number of older adults purchasing and learning to use computers is increasing in developed countries, many older adults do not purchase and learn to use a computer.  ... 
doi:10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.1162 fatcat:tlzm7osijjbrtfejo7efkt37wa

Smaller is smarter: A case for small to medium-sized smart cities

Sławomir Nowaczyk, Andrea Resmini, Vicky Long, Vaike Fors, Martin Cooney, Eduardo K. Duarte, Sarah Pink, Eren Erdal Aksoy, Alexey Vinel, Mark Dougherty
2022 Journal of Smart Cities and Society  
We hope to provide an initial formulation of the problem, mainly focusing on the unique needs and the specific requirements.  ...  The aim of this paper is to establish and strengthen the discourse on the need for SMCs perspective in Smart Cities literature.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been partially funded by Vinnova and Knowledge Foundation. Authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments.  ... 
doi:10.3233/scs-210116 fatcat:3x6gn3waefddfg3ahsy27pm5xq

An Abstraction Layer Exploiting Voice Assistant Technologies for Effective Human—Robot Interaction

Ruben Alonso, Emanuele Concas, Diego Reforgiato Recupero
2021 Applied Sciences  
On top of the use case thus defined, we created several applications that we detail and discuss.  ...  It allows use of voice assistant tools that may trigger different kinds of applications for the interaction between the robot and the user.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11199165 doaj:0cff63d6ec1d41d5959704498f9ea501 fatcat:nrkl6kiog5e53mwsmetkqdi26m

Sexy till I die: What applied theatre can offer in approaches to sexual health

Leah Tidey
2019 Journal of Applied Arts & Health  
The usefulness, gaps and application of three different approaches to sexual health issues are examined to highlight innovations in addressing sexual health and critique ageist, sexist and heteronormative  ...  For older adults in Canada, too often shame and silence describe their experiences of sexual health.  ...  Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon. With Warm Regards, Leah Tidey  ... 
doi:10.1386/jaah_00007_1 fatcat:dtvrkfsigvenxp37wo5md6hxyy

Social Networking, Religious Similarity, and Moral Reasoning: Potential Causes of Revolution

Kayla Jordan
2013 Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research  
In addition, the or ga ni za tion provides programs to help achieve these goals including re gional and Society con ven tions, research award and grant competitions, cer tifi cate rec og ni tion programs  ...  Mem ber ship is open to gradu ate and under gradu ate men and women who are mak ing the study of psy chol ogy one of their major interests and who meet the min i mum qual i fi ca tions.  ...  For college students in particular, the use of social media may help alleviate emotional distress and loneliness associated with leaving home (Ellison et al., 2007) .  ... 
doi:10.24839/2164-8204.jn18.3.130 fatcat:7tkg22dzpjhddep76imute5arq

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2021 American Journal of Human Biology  
Our results align with previous findings concerning social isolation/loneliness and its association with adverse health outcomes.  ...  At the extremes, these dynamics may lead to refugees' social isolation (i.e., loneliness), which may be further exacerbated by challenges in cultivating social support in host countries.  ...  Specifically, it evaluates the relationships between normative social views of, and statistical norms for, human biological variation.  ... 
doi:10.1002/ajhb.23593 fatcat:e62glcxeyrh4bprbgg7kreqmdq

Moving Research Methodology Toward Escience

Thomas Köhler, Daniela Pscheida, Ansgar Scherp, Claudia Koschtial, Carsten Felden, Jörg Neumann
2016 Zenodo  
Authors will present and discuss how open an innovation training platform is both: a working environment for the quality analyis of online data collections with data mining methods and a training environment  ...  with information, learning and exchange offers for digital information management.  ...  Basic concept and philosophy of R, Programming language, object orientation in R, functions, Example of how to use R.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.579935 fatcat:3labq7puajbw3d2phmiscccqwa

EXPRESS: "Get a £10 Free Bet Every Week!" – Gambling Advertising on Twitter: Volume, Content, Followers, Engagement and Regulatory Compliance

Raffaello Rossi, Agnes Nairn, Josh Smith, Christopher Inskip
2021 Journal of Public Policy & Marketing JPPM  
The authors make six policy recommendations: spotlight eSports gambling advertising; create new social-media-specific regulations; revise regulation on content appealing to children; use technology to  ...  In this paper the authors present three UK Twitter gambling advertising studies using both Big Data analytics and manual content analysis to explore the volume and content of gambling adverts, the age  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank Nathan Critchlow (University of Stirling) and Fiona Dobbie (University of Edinburgh) for their invaluable work and advice on the content analysis codebook.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0743915621999674 fatcat:rv2whhjoozcojbiui5tsux7dfm

IRRODL Volume 4, Number 1

Various Authors
2003 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
The purpose of this paper is to ground the establishment of open and distance study centres vis-à-vis the unique cultural and institutional circumstances characteristic of Germany and its institutions  ...  We look to see who has died, which amongst the wounded can be given help, while those who walk away wonder if the world has really changed.  ...  [Since the fees of the commercial products reviewed in this report are negotiable for the different situations in which they are applied, the reader is invited to seek private quotations directly from  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v4i1.1085 fatcat:5hyxzj6bgnhgrd2aqlobh2eggy

Espacios verdes urbanos como componente de un ecosistema. Funciones, servicios, usuarios, participación de la comunidad, iniciativas y acciones

José G. Vargas-Hernández, Karina Pallagst, Justyna Zdunek-Wielgolaska
2017 Revista de Urbanismo  
Como conclusiones, el documento sugiere iniciativas ambientales, económicas y sociales para las autoridades locales y las comunidades que se pueden aplicar a todas las partes interesadas representadas  ...  There are links between access to urban green spaces and social integration among older adults (Forest Research 2010).  ...  Creative and innovative approaches for external funding from community and business groups are usually selective in their applications such as tackling deprivation.  ... 
doi:10.5354/0717-5051.2017.47057 fatcat:f5qtkhaborgmddubqydizxb7sq

Making Sense of Digital Disintermediation and Development: The Case of the Mombasa Tea Auction [chapter]

2019 Digital Economies at Global Margins  
MIT Press books may be purchased at special quantity discounts for business or sales promotional use. For information, please email special_sales@mitpress.mit.edu . A copublication with  ...  Acknowledgments An extended version of this chapter first appeared as J. Burrell  ...  isolated populations.  ... 
doi:10.7551/mitpress/10890.003.0012 fatcat:psdnugxerzcmje37k4xhpuhzyq
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