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NESTORE: A Multidomain Virtual Coach for Active and Healthy Ageing

Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST,volume 247)

Abstract

Technology can play a key role in support of the needs of the ageing population. In this direction, the rapid development of the ICT, and in particular mobile technologies, offers an important opportunity to address the development of an integrated solution to support active and healthy ageing. Whilst technology can potentially have a significant impact on health and wellbeing, to date uptake of digital health technologies has been problematic in a number of wide-scale studies. Literature has cited confidence, the stigmatizing aesthetics of products, meaningfulness of technology in the broader context of the persons’ life, ease of use and integration into everyday routines as important factors of non-acceptance. With the aim of overcoming the above limitation, we have gathered a multi-disciplinary consortium to develop an integrated solution that, strongly leveraging user participation and co-design as well as state-of-the-art technologies, offers a virtual coach service to elderly people so that they can maintain wellbeing and independence. The solution, in addition to being multi-technology, has the ambition of addressing wellbeing in a holistic manner taking into consideration several dimensions. NESTORE has started in September 2017 and will last three years. NESTORE involves 16 partners from 7 European countries. The paper presents the approach to the research and the envisaged results.

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  • Healthy ageing
  • Wellbeing
  • Smart objects
  • Interaction design
  • User empowerment
  • Self-management

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NESTORE is co-funded by the European Commission under the H2020 program, GA769643. The authors wish to thank all the project partners for their contribution to the project.

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Guarneri, M.R., Mastropietro, A., Rizzo, G. (2018). NESTORE: A Multidomain Virtual Coach for Active and Healthy Ageing. In: Perego, P., Rahmani, A., TaheriNejad, N. (eds) Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. MobiHealth 2017. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 247. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98551-0_16

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