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Centenarian Transhumanism Aging in Place

  • Jennifer LoyEmail author
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Part of the S.M.A.R.T. Environments book series (SMARTE)

Abstract

The rising cost of health care and an aging population are issues that will need to be addressed within a future smart city environment. Digital technology is providing unprecedented opportunities for proactive health strategies to be employed to support healthy aging, including aging in place. However, whilst the technological capabilities supporting this potential are rapidly emerging, the social factors still need further research. This chapter considers the practical and emotional challenges facing people as they age in the twenty-first century context and contributes to discussion on the integration of digital technology into society earlier in life for proactive, healthy aging and to support aging in place for future generations.

Keywords

Health Care Digital technologies 3D printing Data 

Notes

Glossary

Transhumanism

The belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.

Centenarian

A person who is 100 years or older.

Internet of Things

Objects that are fitted with microchips and connected to the internet in a network that allows them to interact with each other and to be controlled remotely as a system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deakin UniversityGeelongAustralia

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