Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2017, Page: 77-86
Towards Internet of Things Supported Active Ageing and Home-Care
Basile Spyropoulos, Technological Education Institute (TEI) of Athens, Athens, Greece
Received: Jan. 15, 2017;       Accepted: Feb. 7, 2017;       Published: Mar. 9, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.bsi.20170202.17      View  1180      Downloads  107
Abstract
Population-ageing, due to rising life expectancy, has been observed in most Western and the developed Asian-Pacific countries. It is important to ensure for the ageing population, the necessary technical-background, the medical-managerial environment and the social-economic conditions, ensuring a better perspective for their “third age”. WHO summarizes this perspective in three cardinal aspects of life i.e. Health-Participation-Security. An important factor to ensure these aspects of “successfully ageing” is the existence of a social network, supporting healthy and active seniors to prevent themselves from illness and accidents and to help the ones suffering from chronic diseases, physical disabilities or mental impairment, to sustain stable or even improve their conditions. The purpose of this paper is to review the advances, of the already ITU-FG-M2M-SL-2014 defined: “Requirements and architectural framework” so called “Internet of Things” (IoT), towards active ageing and ICT-supported Home-care, as reflected on relevant Industrial Property (IP) Documents, published during the last five years. Further, it is attempted to inspect an emerging, correlation, between “successfully ageing”, industrial and economic progress and social welfare, for the ageing populations of the “traditional” and the emerging “new” industrial countries and the perspectives of their fruitful cooperation to face these challenges.
Keywords
Ageing, Internet of Things, Home-Care
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Basile Spyropoulos, Towards Internet of Things Supported Active Ageing and Home-Care, Biomedical Statistics and Informatics. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, pp. 77-86. doi: 10.11648/j.bsi.20170202.17
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