Sustainable technologies for older adults

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dc.contributor.author Morato Lara, Jorge Luis
dc.contributor.author Sánchez Cuadrado, Sonia
dc.contributor.author Iglesias Maqueda, Ana María
dc.contributor.author Campillo Santiago, Adrián
dc.contributor.author Fernández Panadero, María Carmen
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-17T10:45:17Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-17T10:45:17Z
dc.date.issued 2021-08-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Morato, J., Sanchez-Cuadrado, S., Iglesias, A., Campillo, A., & Fernández-Panadero, C. (2021). Sustainable Technologies for Older Adults. Sustainability, 13(15), 8465.
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34406
dc.description.abstract : The exponential evolution of technology and the growth of the elderly population are two phenomena that will inevitably interact with increasing frequency in the future. This paper analyses scientific literature as a means of furthering progress in sustainable technology for senior living. We carried out a bibliometric analysis of papers published in this area and compiled by the Web of Science (WOS) and Scopus, examining the main participants and advances in the field from 2000 to the first quarter of 2021. The study describes some interesting research projects addressing three different aspects of older adults’ daily lives—health, daily activities and wellbeing—and policies to promote healthy aging and improve the sustainability of the healthcare system. It also looks at lines of research into transversal characteristics of technology. Our analysis showed that publications mentioning sustainability technologies for older adults have been growing progressively since the 2000s, but that the big increase in the number of research works in this area took place during the period 2016–2021. These more recent works show a tendency to study those factors that improve healthy aging, ensure the social inclusion of the elderly through technology and prolong the time in which they can live independent lives thanks to smart environments. Current research gaps in the literature are also discussed.
dc.description.sponsorship : This work was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, (CSO2017-86747-R) and supported in part by the FEDER/Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades-Agencia Estatal de Investigación, through the Smartlet and H2O Learn Projects under Grants TIN2017-85179-C3-1-R and PID2020-112584RB-C31, and in part by the Madrid Regional Government through the e-Madrid-CM Project under Grant S2018/TCS-4307.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights © 2021 by the authors
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Gerontology
dc.subject.other Health care
dc.subject.other Internet of things
dc.subject.other Older adults
dc.subject.other Readability
dc.subject.other Robotics
dc.subject.other Smart cities
dc.subject.other Sustainability
dc.subject.other Sustainable development goals
dc.subject.other Technology
dc.title Sustainable technologies for older adults
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Robótica e Informática Industrial
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/su13158465
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. CSO2017-86747-R
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. TIN2017-85179-C3-1-R
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2018/TCS-4307
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. PID2020-112584RB-C31
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 15
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 35
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Sustainability (Sustainability)
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 13
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028936
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad de Madrid
dc.contributor.funder Agencia Estatal de Investigación (España)
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (España)
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (España)
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