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AI and robotics to help older adults: Revisiting projects in search of lessons learned

Gabriella Cortellessa, Riccardo De Benedictis, Francesca Fracasso, Andrea Orlandini, Alessandro Umbrico, Amedeo Cesta
2021 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
The authors have been creating and refining artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics solutions to support older adults in maintaining their independence and improving their quality of life.  ...  The article promotes the crucial role of AI and robotics in ensuring intelligent and situated assistive behaviours.  ...  Marcello Turno for his guidance and supervision on the medical aspects in the design of GIRAFFPLUS and in the relative experimentation with old users.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2021-0025 fatcat:lbbjzun4xjem5jd3l6hgnpi5ky

Directing and Orienting ICT Healthcare Solutions to Address the Needs of the Aging Population

Nada Fares, R. Simon Sherratt, Imad H. Elhajj
2021 Healthcare  
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions facilitate the monitoring and management of older people's health to improve quality of life and physical activity with a decline in caregivers'  ...  , and to manage chronic conditions in the aging wider population.  ...  their social isolation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/healthcare9020147 pmid:33540510 fatcat:3qmov4rpsvcpdfizj4coj4o3na

A Survey on Ambient Intelligence in Healthcare

Giovanni Acampora, Diane J. Cook, Parisa Rashidi, Athanasios V. Vasilakos
2013 Proceedings of the IEEE  
Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a new paradigm in information technology aimed at empowering people's capabilities by the means of digital environments that are sensitive, adaptive, and responsive to human  ...  This survey will discuss the emergence of ambient intelligence (AmI) techniques in the health care domain, in order to provide the research community with the necessary background.  ...  For example, ambient intelligence technology can be used to monitor the health status of older adults or people with chronic diseases, and it can provide assistive care for individuals with physical or  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2013.2262913 pmid:24431472 pmcid:PMC3890262 fatcat:vexuom74fjfyzdiraeckuenyhy

Technology for Long-Term Care

Sunghee H. Tak, Lazelle E. Benefield, Diane Feeney Mahoney
2010 Research in Gerontological Nursing  
Government and academic research and business efforts to deploy technology in aging services are growing.  ...  The LTC Health Information Technology Summit suggests adopting health information technology will facilitate coordination, improve quality of care, and enhance efficiency in  ...  for older adults.  ... 
doi:10.3928/19404921-20091103-01 pmid:20128544 pmcid:PMC3622259 fatcat:xiqoc6hlqveepjrmnv7lrhutyq

Theme B: SMART TECHNOLOGIES FOR AGE FRIENDLY ECOSYSTEMS Session B1: IT Technologies in the Service of Healthy Ageing Session B2: Modern Urban Planning in the Service of Healthy Ageing Session B3: The Role of IT Companies in the Innovation Practices for Healthy Ageing Session B4: Mobile Techonoglies and Primary Healthcare Session B5: Computer Technologies in Healthcare System, Organisation and Healthy Ageing

2020 Liječnički vjesnik  
B1-P4 Information and Communication Technologies in Service of Improving and Maintaining Mental Health in Ageing Society Hrvoje Mlinarić Zagreb, Croatia  ...  Loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for elderly wellbeing. c) Experienced safety and privacy when using networked technologies.  ...  Social isolation prevention may reduce the risk of depression in elderly.  ... 
doi:10.26800/lv-142-suppl1-3 fatcat:2zdctozu6nhrdlpvhx7e7qw2ha

Part 2: Aging

2019 Technology and Disability  
communication technology and health technology); health disparities (including health inequities, social isolation, and social determinants of health).  ...  Key results: Two social constructs are central to social relationships and physical health in ageing: social sup-  ...  in social care is required to help inform and to realize policy ambitions and to meet the social care needs of older adults.  ... 
doi:10.3233/tad-190005 fatcat:h6hddtqdlvefppvdf6j54lypyu


Christine MILLIGAN, Christine MILLIGAN
2015 地理科学进展  
family structures, a decline in community and sweeping health and welfare cuts in an era of economic austerity have left growing numbers of older people increasingly lonely, isolated and at risk.  ...  Who cares for our frail older populations and where is fast becoming a critical issue for policy-makers and practitioners in many high income countries as they grapple with the economic and welfare implications  ...  rather, 'Home is for humans, whose quality of life is expect-地 理 科 学 进 展 第 34 卷 ed to improve via technology and ambient intelligence.  ... 
doi:10.18306/dlkxjz.2015.12.005 fatcat:uj4jvdpnzfgwpf3tp437kxu2cq

Virtual carers for the elderly: A case study review of ethical responsibilities

Tom A Garner, Wendy A Powell, Valerie Carr
2016 Digital Health  
These three ethical concerns and designer responsibilities are identified as highly relevant to both individuals and groups that may, in the future, utilise a system like RITA either as a care receiver  ...  This paper presents the results of these discussions to highlight data security, replacement of human/physical care and always acting in the user's best interest.  ...  Acknowledgements: The authors thank Jane Reeves and Blair Dickson for their prior work as partners on the RITA project. Guarantor: WP. Peer review:  ... 
doi:10.1177/2055207616681173 pmid:29942577 pmcid:PMC6001203 fatcat:etnszwe3gbhv3pevug25s6t7ou

IoT/Sensor-Based Infrastructures Promoting a Sense of Home, Independent Living, Comfort and Wellness

Joan Cahill, Raul Portales, Sean McLoughin, Nithia Nagan, Braden Henrichs, Sean Wetherall
2019 Sensors  
It is argued that independence (and quality of life for older adults) is linked to technology that enables interdependence, and specifically technology that supports social communication between key roles  ...  Furthermore, the application of ambient assisted living technology in a residential setting depends on a clear definition of related care delivery processes and allied social and interpersonal communications  ...  Studies highlight the potential for social isolation [14] and disempowerment [15] . This often occurs in situations where the home is the site for medical treatment [16] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19030485 fatcat:ssnmxc5akrdrffltjffnrxh5ry

Facing an age-old problem

Samuel Greengard
2009 Communications of the ACM  
facing an age-old Problem Researchers are addressing the computing challenges of older individuals, whose needs are different-and too often disregarded.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Sally Fincher for initial project brainstorming, key bibliographic references, and feedback on drafts;  ...  Demographics on Older Adult Web Users Demographics on older adult Web users.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1562164.1562173 fatcat:nrfafnr2zjdqfc7gmivijxsyxi

Information Technology for Active Ageing: A Review of Theory and Practice

Cristhian Parra
2014 Foundations and Trends® in Human–Computer Interaction  
to all the people from the Older Adults Services Center "CSA Contrada Larga", managed by the social cooperative Kaleidoscopio in Trento, Italy; to Francesca Burli and the people living in the assisted  ...  emotional wellbeing of older adults" (under the Agreement No.14.Z50.31.0029).  ...  This is an indication that traditional communication and social applications, like email and standard social networking sites, are finding a role for active ageing.  ... 
doi:10.1561/1100000053 fatcat:xf627tl7trckhhzynpnzdd4pnm

NESTORE D5.1 Definition of Intervention Techniques

Röcke Christina, Guye Sabrina, Angelini Leonardo, Caon Maurizio, Mugellini Elena, Khaled Omar Abou, Rizzo Giovanna, Matropietro Alfonso, Porcelli Simone, Kniestedt Isabelle
2018 Zenodo  
In Chapter 4 we first provide an overview on how e-coaching interventions have been implemented in the past to change health-related behaviour of older adults.  ...  Then, we provide an extensive and systematic review on e-coaching interventions targeting or containing aspects of physical activity, nutrition, social relations, cognitive activity, and, to some extent  ...  through the system). [81] Socially Assistive Robotics: Robot Exercise Trainer for Older Adults A Socially Assistive Robot (SAR) that coaches and motivates older adults while providing performance assessment  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4549173 fatcat:623kpsetkbcw5kzosqv7xur33i

Health-Enabling and Ambient Assistive Technologies: Past, Present, Future

K.-H. Wolf, R. Haux, S. Koch, N.H. Lovell, M. Marschollek, N. Nakashima
2016 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics  
In the context of this review, we define health-enabling and ambient assistive technologies as ambiently used sensor-based information and communication technologies, aiming at contributing to a person's  ...  Results: IMIA Yearbook papers containing statements on health-enabling and ambient assistive technologies appear first in 2002.  ...  Lehmann, and Brigitte Séroussi, for their strong encouragement and support, Martina Hutter for her excellent editorial assistance, and the reviewers for their very helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.15265/iys-2016-s008 pmid:27362588 pmcid:PMC5171510 fatcat:nxa47bne5be2fn4j5qc6arqrka

The Human Penguin Project: Climate, Social Integration, and Core Body Temperature

Hans IJzerman, Siegwart Lindenberg, İlker Dalğar, Sophia S. C. Weissgerber, Rodrigo C. Vergara, Athena H. Cairo, Marija V. Čolić, Pinar Dursun, Natalia Frankowska, Rhonda Hadi, Calvin J. Hall, Youngki Hong (+21 others)
2018 Collabra: Psychology  
Acknowledgements The authors thank Randy McCarthy (the editor) and John Edlund (reviewer) for helpful comments in revising the manuscript.  ...  Funding Information This research was supported by a Veni grant of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (016.145.049) and a French National Research Agency "Investissements d'avenir  ...  We thus infer that CBT is buffered through CSI (i.e., that CSI raises CBT when ambient temperatures drop), and having a romantic relationship seems indeed to indicate an ability to engage in, and extend  ... 
doi:10.1525/collabra.165 fatcat:qw7lmbipvfhwzi7olazrtnibp4

The SmartHabits: An Intelligent Privacy-Aware Home Care Assistance System

Andrej Grgurić, Miran Mošmondor, Darko Huljenić
2019 Sensors  
To enhance the quality of life for older adults and overcome challenges in enabling individuals to achieve their full potential in terms of physical, social, and mental well-being, numerous proof-of-concept  ...  Many researchers and product developers are striving toward achieving ICT-enabled independence of older adults by setting up Enhanced Living Environments (ELEs).  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the Foundation "Zajednički put" (founded by Zagreb City Assembly) for their support in setting up the pilot.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19040907 fatcat:rjneqx3hmzhvjd3d6zga6aje6m
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