Aging and New Technologies: Challenges and Perspectives

  • Cláudia Stamato
  • Manuela Quaresma
  • Cláudia Renata Mont’Alvão
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8520)


This article discusses the results of an online questionnaire distributed to 393 participants residing in Brazil. The tool is an important part of the doctoral thesis of Design whose goal is to understand how older people socialize these days, when communication occurs much more virtually than in person. The world advocates that the elderly find it difficult to use technology and have little interest in using it. The relationship with technology can set about their inclusion or exclusion.


Socialization Elderly Questionnaire Active Aging Social Relationship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cláudia Stamato
    • 1
  • Manuela Quaresma
    • 1
  • Cláudia Renata Mont’Alvão
    • 1
  1. 1.PUC-RioRio de JaneiroBrazil

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