Special Issue "Assisted Living Technologies in Health Promotion"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 1147
Interests: computer vision; machine learning; multi-sensor data processing; smart sensors and systems; ambient intelligence; ambient assisted living; smart living technology
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Assisted living offers solutions based on information and communication technologies to improve the quality of life of people who need assistance. It promotes the development of infrastructure and services for an independent or more autonomous life through the integration of technologies in the places and situations of everyday life, thus increasing the quality of life and autonomy and reducing the need for external assistance.
Health promotion is a basic human need in which information and communication technologies can be applied; in this context, according to the definition of health promotion provided by the World Health Organization, pervasive and ubiquitous systems can increase people’s control over their health.
Although research on assisted living technologies in health promotion applications is making significant progress, it has not yet reached a sufficient level of maturity. Reasons for this shortcoming comprise multiple challenges in multidisciplinary fields encompassing rigorous randomized-controlled trials to assess the adoption and impact of assisted living technologies, the conception of inclusive design methodologies, the shift of the paradigm “ambient assisted living” toward “active and assisted living,” security and privacy issues (e.g., detection of cyber threats and intrusions, data integrity, and others), cutting-edge systems for data processing and communications (e.g., Internet of Healthcare Things infrastructures, wireless sensor networks, etc.), next-generation pervasive electronic devices (e.g., self-powered, flexible, textile), and much more.
This Special Issue of the journal IJERPH entitled “Assisted Living Technologies in Health Promotion” focuses on all of the previously mentioned aspects of research and development and aims to collect the most recent research and review articles addressing these challenges.
Dr. Giovanni Diraco
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- ambient assisted living
- healthy and active aging
- smart homes and environments
- smart sensors and systems
- mobile health monitoring
- home care monitoring
- artificial intelligence-powered solutions
- inclusive design
- technology adoption and impact
- security and privacy