Special Issue "Supportive Systems for Active and Healthy Aging"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Digital Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: active aging; healthy aging; oldest-old; longevity; mental health; informal care
Interests: active aging; pain; functioning; non-pharmacological pain management; usability; mHealth; eHealth
Interests: active aging; functioning; cognitive training; usability; ambient assisted living; eHealth
The world population is aging in an unprecedented manner and the challenges for improving the lives of older adults, their families, and the communities in which they live are currently a strong political priority. The World Health Organization has recently endorsed the proposal for a ‘Decade for Healthy Ageing’ (2020–2030) that provides a set of priorities ranging from policy creations that enable people to live long and healthy lives, to collecting better global data on healthy aging, aligning the actual needs of older people with the health systems, and ensuring long-term care services that also support caregivers.
Within such a scope, developing supportive systems for older adults by means of digital solutions that are as user-centred and as personalized as possible has been a challenge for researchers from different backgrounds. Remote monitoring or online interventions targeting physical and mental health promotion constitute examples of the use of information and communication technologies aiming to allow older adults with diverse dependency levels to stay at home and remain active for as long as possible.
This Special Issue focuses on research on supportive systems for older adults, including a wide range of topics that focus on the promotion of aging in place solutions within an active and healthy aging approach. Topics of interest include but are not limited to research on digital solutions specifically targeting older adults’ autonomy, independence, health, wellbeing, and social connectedness.
Dr. Oscar Ribeiro
Dr. Anabela Silva
Prof. Dr. Nelson P. Rocha
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Active aging
- Aging in place
- Assistive technologies
- Assistive robotics systems
- Co-design solutions
- Digital health solutions
- eHealth interventions
- ICT home-based care
- Independent and autonomous living
- Integrated care solutions
- Needs assessment
- Smart living environments
- Social engagement platforms
- Supportive systems
- Technology-mediated interventions
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: "Online Interventions Aimed at Supporting Informal Dementia Caregivers: A Methodological Systematic Review"
Authors: Soraia Teles, et al.
Affiliation: Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
2. Title: "Integrated Care and Ehealth: Needs, Solutions, Governance and Future Challenges"
Authors: Pedro Rocha, et al.
Affiliation: ICBAS- Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
3. Title: "Interface Design Guidelines for Digital Solutions Relevant for Older Adults"
Authors: Ceci da Costa Diehl, et al.
Affiliation: University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
4. Title: "Phyxio: A System for Physical Activity"
Authors: Rubén Cantarero Navarro, et al.
Affiliation: Department of Information Technologies and Systems, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain
5. Title: "A Low-Cost and Unobtrusive System for Gait Disturbances"
Authors: Jesús Fernandez-Bermejo, et al.
Affiliation: Department of Information Systems and Technologies, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain