Active and pleasant ageing: supported by technology

Ana Miriam Meireles Ferreira Cabrita

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

    Abstract

    The proportion of the global population aged above 60 years old is growing more rapidly than any other age group creating several socio-economic challenges. Finding strategies to preserve functional independence for as long as possible is a priority to reduce the burden on the healthcare sector and enhance quality-of-life for the older population. In 2015, the World Health Organization defined Healthy Ageing as "the process of developing and maintaining thefunctional ability that enables wellbeing in older age". As such, Healthy Ageing places the individuals as active participants in
    managing their own health, focusing on the importance of healthy behaviors as strategies to preserve functional ability in older age. Telemedicine systems and services - often interchangeably referred to as telehealth or eHealth systems - concern the use of ICT in the prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of diseases from a distance . For Active and Healthy Ageing, telemedicine services can provide support in monitoring, diagnosis and treatment in several life domains, such as physical and mental health, mobility, social connectedness, everyday activities and leisure.

    The main aim of this Thesis is to explore how technology can be utilized in the support of Active and Healthy Ageing in daily life, by promoting physical activity and emotional wellbeing in everyday life.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Vollenbroek-Hutten, Miriam Marie Rosé, Supervisor
    • Hermens, Hermanus J., Supervisor
    • Tabak, Monique , Supervisor
    Award date10 Nov 2018
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-4390-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2017

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    Telemedicine
    Technology
    Aptitude
    Social Mobility
    Health Care Sector
    Leisure Activities
    Population
    Mental Health
    Age Groups
    Economics
    Quality of Life
    Exercise
    Health
    Therapeutics

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    Meireles Ferreira Cabrita, A. M. (2017). Active and pleasant ageing: supported by technology. Enschede: University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036543903
    Meireles Ferreira Cabrita, Ana Miriam. / Active and pleasant ageing : supported by technology. Enschede : University of Twente, 2017. 194 p.
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