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  title={The Internet of Things for Lifetime Communities},
  author={Patrick Mulvihill and Jane O'Flynn and Dirk Pesch},
  journal={IEEE Internet of Things Magazine},
As the age demography in developed economies changes toward larger numbers of older people, providing care to live healthy and independent lives for longer is becoming an increasing challenge. Technologies based on the Internet of Things are seen as a potential answer to this challenge. However, technologies in themselves are not always the right solution but need to be set in the right context. In this article we report on work we have done in co-designing the Amicitia IoT platform with… 

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