The New Way of Social Connecting for the Elderly Through Smart Home Applications

  • Rich C. LeeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9191)


An emerging elder-living centric concept has brought a new category of potential business opportunities into the needs of aging and aged societies. This emerging concept is nourished by the diverse applications of information and communication technologies; Smart Home is one of the killer applications integrating the technologies of the Internet-of-Things and the Social Network to facilitate a better elder-living and to maintain the family values and traditions. This article identifies the needs of various types of the elderly and elaborated what applications can facilitate the elder-living, and thus a new concept of Smart Home is positioned.


Social media Smart home Open innovation model Service science Strategic planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Sun Yat-Sen UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan

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