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User Needs in ICT Research for Independent Living, with a Focus on Health Aspects

  • Authors: Gérard Comyn, Silas Olsson, Rainer Guenzler, Rukiye Özcivelek, Dieter Zinnbauer, Marcelino Cabrera
  • EUR Number: 22352 EN
  • Publication date: 10/2006


This report is the result of a workshop jointly organised by IPTS and DG INFSO on the user needs in ICT Research for Independent Living, with a Focus on Health Aspects. The report proposes a holistic view for independent living and raises the challenges for realising the potentials of ICT based independent living services (ILS). It gives insight into the needs of the elderly people for support to independent living through ICT from a health and healthcare perspective. It concludes that users and their needs should be placed at the centre of ILS R&D and its implementation and it proposes policy options.

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