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What Technology Can and Cannot Offer an Ageing Population: Current Situation and Future Approach

  • Linnea Frid
  • Alvaro García
  • Iker Laskibar
  • Aitziber Etxaniz
  • Mari Feli Gonzalez
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Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Abstract

Technological development and the growing older population are two phenomena which are both quickly increasing in the twenty-first century. Ageing, in general, come with some inevitable changes in several areas such as our perceptual and cognitive functions and physical mobility. Technology is predicted to have a potential positive impact in terms of enhancing the older people’s quality of life, helping them to adapt well to the new life situation. However many current technologies have great difficulties to reach this particular age group. This chapter is analyzing the current situation from an accessibility point of view and outlines some recommendations for near future.

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Hearing Loss Mobile Phone Technological Device User Participation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linnea Frid
    • 1
  • Alvaro García
    • 1
  • Iker Laskibar
    • 1
  • Aitziber Etxaniz
    • 1
  • Mari Feli Gonzalez
    • 1
  1. 1.INGEMASan SebastianSpain

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