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Personalized Health Care System with Virtual Reality Rehabilitation and Appropriate Information for Seniors
Escuela Politécnica, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón 28670, Spain
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Received: 5 March 2012; in revised form: 11 April 2012 / Accepted: 25 April 2012 / Published: 30 April 2012
Abstract: The concept of the information society is now a common one, as opposed to the industrial society that dominated the economy during the last years. It is assumed that all sectors should have access to information and reap its benefits. Elderly people are, in this respect, a major challenge, due to their lack of interest in technological progress and their lack of knowledge regarding the potential benefits that information society technologies might have on their lives. The Naviga Project (An Open and Adaptable Platform for the Elderly and Persons with Disability to Access the Information Society) is a European effort, whose main goal is to design and develop a technological platform allowing elder people and persons with disability to access the internet and the information society. Naviga also allows the creation of services targeted to social networks, mind training and personalized health care. In this paper we focus on the health care and information services designed on the project, the technological platform developed and details of two representative elements, the virtual reality hand rehabilitation and the health information intelligent system.
Keywords: elders’ health care; information access; wellbeing; ambient assisted living; disability
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Gachet Páez, D.; Aparicio, F.; de Buenaga, M.; Padrón, V. Personalized Health Care System with Virtual Reality Rehabilitation and Appropriate Information for Seniors. Sensors 2012, 12, 5502-5516.
Gachet Páez D, Aparicio F, de Buenaga M, Padrón V. Personalized Health Care System with Virtual Reality Rehabilitation and Appropriate Information for Seniors. Sensors. 2012; 12(5):5502-5516.
Gachet Páez, Diego; Aparicio, Fernando; de Buenaga, Manuel; Padrón, Víctor. 2012. "Personalized Health Care System with Virtual Reality Rehabilitation and Appropriate Information for Seniors." Sensors 12, no. 5: 5502-5516.