In recent decades, great strides have been made in the prevention of chronic diseases by setting healthier lifestyles for seniors trying to set effective health models. However, despite this great effort, there is still a lack of solutions on what we can call social care. Nowadays, Social isolation is a big health and social problem that communities are facing. Older adults face many challenges to their independence, often relating the feeling of loneliness and a decline in mobility or cognition. Active and healthy aging is still an aspiration not only critical in making public welfare systems sustainable but also for the mental and social well-being of people. Access to assistive technologies is being identified as an important facilitator for successful ageing that can improve the independent living of seniors as well as the quality of life in general. This paper proposes the application of Internet of Things (IoT) to detect, avoid and prevent elderly social isolation. This can be achieved by improving the social inclusion and facilitate the uptake of evidence-based active healthy ageing interventions.

EBASI: IoT-Based Emotion and Behaviour Recognition System Against Elderly People Social Isolation

Gravina R.;Palau C. E.
2022

Abstract

In recent decades, great strides have been made in the prevention of chronic diseases by setting healthier lifestyles for seniors trying to set effective health models. However, despite this great effort, there is still a lack of solutions on what we can call social care. Nowadays, Social isolation is a big health and social problem that communities are facing. Older adults face many challenges to their independence, often relating the feeling of loneliness and a decline in mobility or cognition. Active and healthy aging is still an aspiration not only critical in making public welfare systems sustainable but also for the mental and social well-being of people. Access to assistive technologies is being identified as an important facilitator for successful ageing that can improve the independent living of seniors as well as the quality of life in general. This paper proposes the application of Internet of Things (IoT) to detect, avoid and prevent elderly social isolation. This can be achieved by improving the social inclusion and facilitate the uptake of evidence-based active healthy ageing interventions.
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