The talk illustrated how the Information Technology is already able to impact the social life when the user is living in technologically advanced Urban environments and Smart Grid environments. Since even elderly persons are nowadays acquainted with the technology, we have some instruments (e.g.: early warnings) that may prevent problems and accidents and may help people with disabilities to increase their quality of life, up to reach the personal autonomy. In this context the rehabilitation process could be limited in time, since with some sensors (simplified tracking systems, RFID systems, Beacon systems, etc) the user may be helped to progressively recover all social connections, her/his activity could be monitored in order to prevent accidents, some ad-hoc messages can be delivered using diverse channels (voice, video, text) to help the patient in problematic situations. A various set of services may be activated to help the mobility of patients, the promotion and maintenance of social connections, the execution of specific tasks. The named approach is able to reduce the rehabilitation costs and increase significantly the quality of live of patients.

From Rehabilitation to Personal Autonomy: advanced services in a Smart Grid Environment

GERVASI, Osvaldo
2010-01-01

Abstract

The talk illustrated how the Information Technology is already able to impact the social life when the user is living in technologically advanced Urban environments and Smart Grid environments. Since even elderly persons are nowadays acquainted with the technology, we have some instruments (e.g.: early warnings) that may prevent problems and accidents and may help people with disabilities to increase their quality of life, up to reach the personal autonomy. In this context the rehabilitation process could be limited in time, since with some sensors (simplified tracking systems, RFID systems, Beacon systems, etc) the user may be helped to progressively recover all social connections, her/his activity could be monitored in order to prevent accidents, some ad-hoc messages can be delivered using diverse channels (voice, video, text) to help the patient in problematic situations. A various set of services may be activated to help the mobility of patients, the promotion and maintenance of social connections, the execution of specific tasks. The named approach is able to reduce the rehabilitation costs and increase significantly the quality of live of patients.
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