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ICT enabled independent living for elderly

Name: ICT enabled independent living for elderly

Identifier: ISBN 978-3-89750-160-7

Issuing Organisation: Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit)

Country: International

Language: English

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Availability: Free to Access

Type: Publication

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Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Assistive Technologies  Travel, Transport, and Mobility 

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The following study gives a status quo analysis of the research landscape and the availability of products within the scope of information and communication technologies for use by elderly people. It has been performed on behalf of the European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, Directorate ICT for Citizens and Businesses, ICT for Health Unit and is a condensed edition of a former long version. The study furnished evidence about the extent of ongoing developments in ICT-based solutions which support independent living for elderly. Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is used throughout the study as an abbreviated term for this thematic area. Resulting from several European funding programmes, AAL has been evolved towards a technical term comprising related approaches.


Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: High

Older Person Specific: Yes

Usage / Adoption status: Not known


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