Physical Activity Among Older Adults: A Meta-review of EU-Funded Research Projects

  • Paula Alexandra SilvaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11112)


To keep physically active is key to live a long and healthy life. It is therefore important to invest in research targeting the uptake of physical activity by the ageing population. This paper presents an overview of concluded EU-funded research projects which address the subject of physical activity among older adults. From an initial set of 330 projects, 29 are analyzed in this meta-review that describes the projects, its goals, types of physical activity promoted, and technologies used. Entertainment technologies, in particular exergames, emerge as a frequent approach.


Older adults Physical activity Entertainment Active ageing AAL CORDIS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DigiMedia Research CenterUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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