SNS as a Platform of the Activity Monitoring System for the Elderly

  • Ismo Alakärppä
  • Simo Hosio
  • Elisa Jaakkola
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 61)


Social networking services (SNS) offer new ways of tackling challenges related to maintaining elders’ autonomy in their later life, ageing in place, loneliness and cost pressures of welfare system in ageing communities. In this paper we present a communal activity-monitoring concept that utilizes SNS and sensor technology. We propose that acceptability of the activity-monitoring system can be increased with context aware data delivery and by using social media as a platform for the monitoring system.


Elderly Social media Monitoring Context aware 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ismo Alakärppä
    • 1
  • Simo Hosio
    • 2
  • Elisa Jaakkola
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LaplandRovaniemiFinland
  2. 2.University of OuluOulun yliopistoFinland

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