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Aging Dis. 2015 Dec 14;7(4):526-39. doi: 10.14336/AD.2015.1214. eCollection 2016 Aug.

Population Aging in the European Information Societies: Towards a Comprehensive Research Agenda in eHealth Innovations for Elderly.

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1Núcleo de Investigación Científica y Desarrollo Tecnológico en Ciencias Sociales y las Humanidades Universidad de la Frontera, Chile.
2Data and Signal Processing Research Group, U Sciences Tech, University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia, Spain.


Population ageing is one of the major social and economic challenges of our contemporary societies. With the advent of the information society, new research and technological developments have been promoted in the field of assistive technologies and information and communication technologies of benefit to elderly people. This article examines the potentialities of new informatics developments in generating solutions to better address elderly people's daily-life, especially those with chronic illness and/or low autonomy. The authours attempt to propose a research agenda, by exposing various strengts and weaknesses of eHealth innovations for elderly, mainly grounded in secondary sources analysis.


biometrics; eHealth; elderly; health apps; independent living services; information and communication technologies (ICTs)

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