Technologies Developed for Older Adults: Trends and Directions

  • Hend S. Al-Khalifa
  • Manahel Al-Twaim
  • Moneerah Al-Mohsin
  • Muna Al-Razgan
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 435)

Abstract

Various studies stated that elderly community is the focus of many research discussing aging society or technology products developed for their assistance. Several technologies have been developed to cover different aspects in the elderly life. This study analyzes research papers published in the field of elderly technologies, covering the years 1992 through 2013. Our study involved analyzing 208 publications in terms of: research areas and technologies. Based on the previous overviewed research, this paper provides a brief insight about the different research and technologies developed for elderly people and explore their trends and future research directions.

Keywords

Elderly Aging Seniors Disabilities Internet Assistive Technologies Elder care Robot Games Web Accessibility Survey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hend S. Al-Khalifa
    • 1
  • Manahel Al-Twaim
    • 1
  • Moneerah Al-Mohsin
    • 1
  • Muna Al-Razgan
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Technology Department, College of Computer and Information SciencesKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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