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Quality of Life Framework for Personalised Ageing: A Systematic Review of ICT Solutions

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Faculty of Transport and Communications, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 8, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zmaja od Bosne 8, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Little Mama Labs, Gradačačka 29, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne bb, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Chair of Urban Ageing, Faculty of Social Work & Education, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, 2521 EN Den Haag, The Netherlands
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Department of Spatial Economy, Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, ul. Grunwaldzka 55, 50-357 Wrocław, Poland
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Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, 500 03 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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Department of Computer Science, University of Memphis, 234 Dunn Hall, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
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Technical Research Centre of Furniture and Wood of the Region of Murcia, C/Perales S/N, 30510 Yecla, Spain
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Telecommunication Networks Engineering Group, Technical University of Cartagena, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(8), 2940; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17082940
Received: 7 April 2020 / Revised: 20 April 2020 / Accepted: 23 April 2020 / Published: 24 April 2020
Given the growing number of older people, society as a whole should ideally provide a higher quality of life (QoL) for its ageing citizens through the concept of personalised ageing. Information and communication technologies (ICT) are subject to constant and rapid development, and can contribute to the goal of an improved QoL for older adults. In order to utilise future ICT solutions as a part of an age-friendly smart environment that helps achieve personalised ageing with an increased QoL, one must first determine whether the existing ICT solutions are satisfying the needs of older people. In order to accomplish that, this study contributes in three ways. First, it proposes a framework for the QoL of older adults, in order to provide a systematic review of the state-of-the-art literature and patents in this field. The second contribution is the finding that selected ICT solutions covered by articles and patents are intended for older adults and are validated by them. The third contribution of the study are the six recommendations that are derived from the review of the literature and the patents which would help move the agenda concerning the QoL of older people and personalised ageing with the use of ICT solutions forward. View Full-Text
Keywords: ICT; older adults; patent; personalised ageing; quality of life; review; smart ageing ICT; older adults; patent; personalised ageing; quality of life; review; smart ageing
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Baraković, S.; Baraković Husić, J.; van Hoof, J.; Krejcar, O.; Maresova, P.; Akhtar, Z.; Melero, F.J. Quality of Life Framework for Personalised Ageing: A Systematic Review of ICT Solutions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2940.

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