myHealth@age- improving health, safety and wellbeing for elderly people in remote rural areas

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Abstract

It is generally accepted that the prevalence of illness is potentially greatest in the older age group including physical disabilities and mental health problems. Whilst this has implications for the individual and society in general, unique challenges present for those ageing within rural remote areas of the world . MyHealth@Age focuses on the development of eHealth services to citizens living in peripheral areas of Europe. Specifically, this innovative research has utilitsed the methodologies of the Living Labs utilising participatory qualitative research methods to empower the citizens to inform local sustainable service development, mapped to local needs. This paper will present the research objectives and findings of gathering user requirements. The research objectives include:Improved health, safety and well being for elderly people in northern periphery regions of Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeChallenges 2009 conference proceedings
EditorsPaul Cunningham, Miriam Cunningham
PublisherInternational Information Management Corporation
Pages100-108
ISBN (Print)978-1-905824-13-7
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2009

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