Category: Resilience


Computer Vision Based Video Game to Enhance Agility for Elderly Individuals

Staying physically and mentally healthy is important for the elderly individuals. In this paper, we propose a computer vision video game that allows the user to exercise their hands by raising their hands above their shoulders. The video game we designed uses a laptop with a webcam and employs computer vision to track the elderly


Accepting the Difficult Realities of Caregiving of Aging Carers Living with Adult Persons with Intellectual Disability and Challenging Behaviours

Background: Many persons with intellectual disability (ID) continue to live in the family home in their adulthood. Yet, caregiving becomes more difficult as family carers grow older. Aims: To explore how the adult persons with ID and challenging behaviour (CB) have influenced the lives of aging carers, and what aging carers do to accept the


Cost-Benefit Considerations of Post-clinical Telerehabilitation for Stroke Patients

The REHA2030-project aimed to implement telerehabilitation for stroke patients to be able to train at home. It included a robotic therapy device and support from therapists via the internet. The system was designed and installed on tablet computers for patients and therapists. Based on the field test a cost-benefit consideration was carried out to evaluate


Mitigating Social Engineering Attacks on the Elderly: Personalized Countermeasures to Enhance Cyber Situational Awareness

The elderly population has experienced a significant financial and psychological impact from cyber abuse, particularly during and after COVID-19. This heightened vulnerability is primarily due to the rapid shift of essential services – such as Internet banking, telemedicine, and online shopping – to digital platforms, leaving many older adults unprepared and reluctant users of these


Revitalising Urban Spaces to the Needs of the Aging Population – Biophilic Healing Index Supporting Active Aging in Inclusive Cities

Due to recent years’ involvement in research on behaviours of vulnerable aging people, the author had the opportunity to explore ideas about places and spaces for carers and members of their families living with the condition of dementia by exploring and analysing case studies of interactive spaces in creative neighbourhoods. Investigation of the performance of


Improving Resilience in the Elderly Through Robot-Assisted Dementia Therapy

The number of older people with dementia has been steadily increasing for years. Physical and mental fitness is a supporting pillar for increasing resilience with regard to dementia. Therefore, older people should perform exercises as often as possible and in a targeted manner to prevent and treat dementia. Due to high cost pressures and staff


Characteristics of Support Cases for Single Elderly People in Daily Life, Medical Care, Long-term Care, and Death Situations

In Japan, the number of the elderly who cannot be supported by family members in decision making is increasing. Difficulties in making medical decisions due to dementia or deteriorated physical condition are apparent. Considering the aging process, difficulties in maintaining the quality of daily living must exist beforehand and supports are required from earlier stages.We