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Technologies for Active Aging
The aging of populations is a global phenomenon. At the present time, approximately 10 % of the world's population are aged 60 years and over, but the proportion is projected to increase to about 20 % by 2050. While the population worldwide is growing at around 1 % per annum, the number of people aged over 80 is growing at 4 % per annum. Moreover, the phenomenon of population aging is not limited to the developed countries. Currently 64 % of older people live in less developed regions, but thisdoi:10.1007/978-1-4419-8348-0_2 fatcat:kfntqjs7cvbwjdzgzokxd7j3ly