How technology can support the ageing society
ITA (2014) How technology can support the ageing society. ITA dossier no. 12en (October 2014; Authors: Niklas Gudowsky, Ulrike Bechtold).
-> The world’s population is ageing rapidly: in 2050, there will be three times as many people over the age of eighty than today. -> Consequently, the demand for care and social services will rise. Meanwhile, disposable resourceswill decrease: social and healthcare budgets are shrinking as is the number of skilled personnel. -> Great hope is projected on technology to support solutions for these challenges. But how do we need to shape technology in order to really support the elderly and meet their needs?
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