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Informatics 2017, 4(3), 19; doi:10.3390/informatics4030019

Ambient Assisted Living and Health-Related Outcomes—A Systematic Literature Review

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Health Sciences School, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of Aveiro, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism, GOVCOP, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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CINTESIS—Center for Health Technology and Services Research, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Medical Sciences Department, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Academic Editors: Shuai Zhang, Chris Nugent, Jens Lundström and Min Sheng
Received: 30 May 2017 / Revised: 29 June 2017 / Accepted: 5 July 2017 / Published: 10 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ambient Assisted living for Improvement of Health and Quality of Life)
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Abstract

The active ageing paradigm aims to contribute to the expectation of a long, autonomous, independent and healthy life. Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) promotes the development of technological solutions that might have a key role in not only the optimization of support services for older adults but also in the mitigation of their disabilities. This article presents a systematic literature review of how the impact of AAL technologies, products and services is being assessed in terms of its health-related outcomes. The main objective of this article is to contribute to the understanding of how state-of-the-art AAL solutions might influence the health conditions of older adults. The method used to conduct this systematic literature review followed the guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). The results show that the reviewed articles report not only the use of technological assessment instruments but also instruments to measure health-related outcomes such as quality of life. View Full-Text
Keywords: ambient assisted living; older adults; health-related outcomes; quality of life; systematic review ambient assisted living; older adults; health-related outcomes; quality of life; systematic review
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Queirós, A.; Dias, A.; Silva, A.G.; Rocha, N.P. Ambient Assisted Living and Health-Related Outcomes—A Systematic Literature Review. Informatics 2017, 4, 19.

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