The SHAPES Smart Mirror Approach for Independent Living, Healthy and Active Ageing

Autores: Javier Dorado Chaparro Jesús Fernández-Bermejo Ruiz Maria J. Sanotimia Romero Cristina Bolaños Peño Luis Unzueta Irurtia Meritxell García Perea Xavier del Toro García Felix J. Villanueva Molina Sonja Grigoleit Juan C. López

Fecha: 01.12.2021

Sensors (Switzerland)d


Abstract

The benefits that technology can provide in terms of health and support for independent living are in many cases not enough to break the barriers that prevent older adults from accepting and embracing technology. This work proposes a hardware and software platform based on a smart mirror, which is equipped with a set of digital solutions whose main focus is to overcome older adults’ reluctance to use technology at home and wearable devices on the move. The system has been developed in the context of two use cases: the support of independent living for older individuals with neurodegenerative diseases and the promotion of physical rehabilitation activities at home. Aspects such as reliability, usability, consumption of computational resources, performance and accuracy of the proposed platform and digital solutions have been evaluated in the initial stages of the pilots within the SHAPES project, an EU-funded innovation action. It can be concluded that the SHAPES smart mirror has the potential to contribute as a technological breakthrough to overcome the barriers that prevent older adults from engaging in the use of assistive technologies.

BIB_text

@Article {
title = {The SHAPES Smart Mirror Approach for Independent Living, Healthy and Active Ageing},
journal = {Sensors (Switzerland)d},
pages = {7938},
volume = {21},
keywds = {
smart mirror, elderly, active ageing, user-centred design, internet of things, ambient assisted living
}
abstract = {

The benefits that technology can provide in terms of health and support for independent living are in many cases not enough to break the barriers that prevent older adults from accepting and embracing technology. This work proposes a hardware and software platform based on a smart mirror, which is equipped with a set of digital solutions whose main focus is to overcome older adults’ reluctance to use technology at home and wearable devices on the move. The system has been developed in the context of two use cases: the support of independent living for older individuals with neurodegenerative diseases and the promotion of physical rehabilitation activities at home. Aspects such as reliability, usability, consumption of computational resources, performance and accuracy of the proposed platform and digital solutions have been evaluated in the initial stages of the pilots within the SHAPES project, an EU-funded innovation action. It can be concluded that the SHAPES smart mirror has the potential to contribute as a technological breakthrough to overcome the barriers that prevent older adults from engaging in the use of assistive technologies.


}
doi = {10.3390/s21237938},
date = {2021-12-01},
}
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