Boris Ruyter, Elly Pelgrim
Demographic trends are signaling the overwhelming need for information and communication technology (ICT) based consumer health and wellness applications. One of the high potential growth areas is in elder care: According to the World Health Organization, the proportion of people age 60 and over worldwide is growing faster than any other age group . Hence, there will also be a reduction in the number of people who can provide care to these seniors. This clearly points to an opportunity for technological solutions to support independent living for seniors. Ambient Assisted Living refers to electronic environments that are sensitive and…
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