Governance of Ambient Assisted Living for Age Friendly Inclusive Cities

Somesh Sharma, Alberto Gianoli, Harry Geerlings

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All over the world cities are ageing and elderly populations living in the cities is increasing in proportion. Ironically, the existing cities are more favorable for younger age groups than that for the elderly. With the recent developments in Artificially Intelligent (AI) technologies, numerous gadgets and applications have been invented that may support independent living for the elderly. It is one of the emerging sectors within the big shift to smart cities and is popularly termed as Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). Based on a thorough literature review this paper critically analyzes the current positioning of AAL in the shifting paradigm of existing societies into technology driven societies. In this paper state-of-the-art applications of AAL were analyzed from the governance perspective. Evidence from literature indicates that the development and dissemination of AAL gadgets and applications has been largely ad-hoc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Applications III
EditorsT. Ahram, R. Taiar, K, Langlois, A. Choplin
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030553067
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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