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Using Technology for Improving the Social and Physical Activity-Level of the Older Adults

  • Milla Immonen
  • Anna Sachinopoulou
  • Jouni Kaartinen
  • Antti Konttila
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 277)

Abstract

Social media and internet technologies are regularly used by young and adult population. Older adults are using social media rarely, even though these technologies have the potential to ease and enrich their lives. This article discusses different possibilities for the use of technologies to enrich the lives of older adults by activating them socially and physically. Technology can also support the maintenance of close relationships with relatives and care givers and ease their workload.

Keywords

Social motivation social media Internet older adults exercise 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milla Immonen
    • 1
  • Anna Sachinopoulou
    • 1
  • Jouni Kaartinen
    • 1
  • Antti Konttila
    • 1
  1. 1.VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandOuluFinland

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