A Community-Based Activity Center to Promote Social Engagement and Counteract Decline of Elders Living Independently

  title={A Community-Based Activity Center to Promote Social Engagement and Counteract Decline of Elders Living Independently},
  author={Matteo Luperto and Nicola Basilico and Alessandro Vuono and Manuel Cid and Matteo Cesari and Simona Ferrante and Nunzio Alberto Borghese},
  booktitle={International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence},

Integrating Social Assistive Robots, IoT, Virtual Communities and Smart Objects to Assist at-Home Independently Living Elders: the MoveCare Project

This work presents the MoveCare system, an unobtrusive platform that, through the integration of a SAR into an AAL framework, aimed to monitor, assist and provide social, cognitive, and physical stimulation in the own houses of elders living alone and at risk of falling into frailty, and provides strong empirical evidence that Socially Assistive Robots integrated with monitoring and stimulation platforms can be successfully used for long-term support to older adults.

What is my Robot Doing? Remote Supervision to Support Robots for Older Adults Independent Living: a Field Study

Analyzing the impact of introducing a novel web-based Monitoring and Logging System (MLS) on the SARs reliability and user acceptance suggests that the use of the MLS during the pilot increased the acceptance of the SAR-based system in the event of failures and anomalies.



A Smart Ink Pen for the Ecological Assessment of Age-Related Changes in Writing and Tremor Features

The smartpen is particularly suitable for daily-life telemonitoring applications in a number of important health-related fields and has the ability to combine the advantages of the digitizing tablet technology with the natural “feel,” the ease of use, and the ecological validity of the traditional pen-and-paper approach.

“Hi This Is NESTORE, Your Personal Assistant”: Design of an Integrated IoT System for a Personalized Coach for Healthy Aging

This work describes the design of the NESTORE methodology and its IoT architecture, and presents theNESTORE system that, analyzing relevant key-markers, provides coaching activities and personalized feedback to the user.

A Virtual Caregiver for Assisted Daily Living of Pre-frail Users

This study suggests that the presence of the Virtual Caregiver encourages people to use the Movecare platform more consistently, which in turn could result in better monitoring and prevention of cognitive and physical decline.

Supervised Digital Neuropsychological Tests for Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: Usability and Clinical Validity Study

A supervised, digitized version of 2 neuropsychological tests, which consists of a web app that implements a tablet-based version of the tests and consists of an innovative vocal assistant that acts as the virtual supervisor for the execution of the test.

Impact of the digital divide in the age of COVID-19

In early 2020, talks of preparation for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were furiously circulating around the healthcare system nationwide, and having seen what was occurring in China, and later in Italy, the need for an immediate adaptation of the clinical care delivery system was clear.

Validity and usability of a smart ball–driven serious game to monitor grip strength in independent elderlies

An innovative solution to the detection of early signs of frailty by presenting a serious game controlled by a smart sensorized soft plastic ball, designed to achieve continuous home-based monitoring of muscle weakness in older adults.

The Personalization of Conversational Agents in Health Care: Systematic Review

The role of personalization in improving health outcomes was not assessed directly and most of the studies in this review implemented the personalization features without theoretical or evidence-based support for them and did not leverage the recent developments in other domains ofpersonalization.

Online Support Group Participation and Social Support: Incorporating Identification and Interpersonal Bonds

An increasing number of people with chronic diseases exchange social support using online support groups (OSGs). However, there is little understanding of group communication mechanisms that underpin

How Prefrail Older People Living Alone Perceive Information and Communications Technology and What They Would Ask a Robot for: Qualitative Study

Older people’s use and attitudes toward ICT does not always seem to be related to previous experiences with technological devices, higher education, or lower age, and it was found that among the older people who described their relationship with ICT as negative, many used it in everyday life.