Situational-Context for Virtually Modeling the Elderly
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The generalized aging of the population is incrementing the pressure over, frequently overextended, healthcare systems. This situations is even worse in underdeveloped, sparsely populated regions like Extremadura in Spain or Alentejo in Portugal. In this paper we propose an initial approach to use the Situational-Context, a technique to seamlessly adapt Internet of Things systems to the needs and preferences of their users, for virtually modeling the elderly. These models could be used to enhance the elderly experience when using those kind of systems without raising the need for technical skills. The proposed virtual models will also be the basis for further eldercare innovations in sparsely populated regions.
KeywordsSituational-context Internet of Things Eldercare Virtual profiles
This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (TIN2015-69957-R (MINECO/FEDER)), by 4IE project (0045-4IE-4-P) funded by the Interreg V-A Espańa-Portugal (POCTEP) 2014-2020 program, by the Department of Economy and Infrastructure of the Government of Extremadura (GR15098), and by the European Regional Development Fund.
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