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Access and Use of Information and Communication Technologies to Promote Active Ageing: For What? For Whom?

  • Wilson José Alves PedroEmail author
  • Márcia Niituma Ogata
  • Heloísa Cristina Figueiredo Frizzo
  • Ariadne Chloe Furnival
  • Brunela Della Maggiori Orlandi
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Abstract

Considering the specificities and demands arising from demographic changes, this chapter analyzes dimensions and aspects of the access and use of information and communication technologies to promote active ageing. Inserted in the interdisciplinary field of science, technology, and society (STS), we show from a review of studies and research (1) the importance of access to and difficulties arising from health information seeking, (2) some strategies adopted by elderly people using social networks, (3) the development of new capabilities and competencies for elderly people to access and use ICTs autonomously and independently, (4) the emergence of public policies and strategies for the socio-educational inclusion of the elderly population, and (5) the relevance of studies on the use of gerotechnological technologies pointing to new alternatives for the promotion of active ageing.

Keywords

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) Active ageing Gerotechnology Science, technology, and society 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilson José Alves Pedro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Márcia Niituma Ogata
    • 2
  • Heloísa Cristina Figueiredo Frizzo
    • 3
  • Ariadne Chloe Furnival
    • 4
  • Brunela Della Maggiori Orlandi
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of GerontologyFederal University of São CarlosSão CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.Department of NursingFederal University of São CarlosSão CarlosBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Occupational TherapyFederal University of the Triângulo MineiroUberabaBrazil
  4. 4.Department of Information ScienceFederal University of São CarlosSão CarlosBrazil
  5. 5.Department of Technology and SocietyFederal University of São CarlosSão CarlosBrazil

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