Aspects of assistive gerontechnology

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The demographic changes and reality pose significant challenges to the social and health services. There are and will be more frail and disabled people, yet the ability of governments to provide care is constantly getting smaller. The aging population issue must be addressed also from a technological point of view. Gerontechnology can not only provide essential solutions to many of the aging problems and difficulties but also increase their quality of life and independence. Assistive technology is primarily designed to compensate possible deficits increasing the level of independency both indoor and outdoor. The aim of this article is to present some existing factors in the field of gerontechnology and to show its benefits and potentials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Gerontechnology
  • aging
  • assistive technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing


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