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Demski, H. ; Hildebrand, C. ; López Bolós, J. ; Tiedge, W.* ; Wengel, S.* ; O Broin, D.* ; Palmer, R.*

Technical requirements of a social networking platform for senior citizens.

In: Quality of Life through Quality of Information (MIE 2012, The XXIVst International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics). Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2012. 818-822 (Stud. Health Technol. Inform. ; 180)
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Feeling an integrative part of a social community adds to the quality of life. Elderly people who find it more difficult to actively join activities are often threatened by isolation. Social networking can enable communication and sharing activities makes it easier to set up and maintain contacts. This paper describes the development of a social networking platform and activities like gaming and exergaming all of which aim to facilitate social interaction. It reports on the particular challenges that need to be addressed when creating a social networking platform specially designed to meet the needs of the elderly.
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Publication type Article: Conference contribution
Keywords Social networking platform; elderly; exergame; interactive TV; inclusive design
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0926-9630
ISBN 978-1-61499-100-7
Conference Title MIE 2012, The XXIVst International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics
Proceedings Title Quality of Life through Quality of Information
Quellenangaben Volume: 180, Issue: , Pages: 818-822 Article Number: , Supplement: ,
Publisher IOS Press
Publishing Place Amsterdam
Reviewing status Peer reviewed