Smart City 360°. The second EAI International Summit, Smart City 360°, Bratislava, Slovakia, November 22-24, 2016. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Enhancing elderly mobility through IoT using textiles: a review

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-2-2017.152284,
        author={M.J. Magalhaes and Sergio Tenreiro de Magalhaes and Kenneth Revett},
        title={Enhancing elderly mobility through IoT using textiles: a review},
        proceedings={Smart City 360°. The second EAI International Summit, Smart City 360°, Bratislava, Slovakia, November 22-24, 2016. Revised Selected Papers},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={SMARTCITY360},
        year={2017},
        month={3},
        keywords={Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Clothing Smart Textiles Mobility Elderly},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-2-2017.152284}
    }
    
  • M.J. Magalhaes
    Sergio Tenreiro de Magalhaes
    Kenneth Revett
    Year: 2017
    Enhancing elderly mobility through IoT using textiles: a review
    SMARTCITY360
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-2-2017.152284
M.J. Magalhaes1,2,*, Sergio Tenreiro de Magalhaes, Kenneth Revett
  • 1: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Braga, Portugal
  • 2: 2C2T – University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
*Contact email: mariajmrm@gmail.com

Abstract

The aging of population worldwide and the increasing of average life expectancy of the world population become a social and economic problem for society. It's necessary to provide solutions which can maintain the independency of elderly and their mobility, along more time, avoiding the unnecessary permanence in hospitals and institutions for the elderly. The use of IoT using textiles is a very interesting approach because of the proximity of people to these materials. This work reviews the development on IoT using textiles to increase the mobility of elderly people and concludes that this is a field of growing interest. Although, there is few investigation, especially in what concerns studies focusing on the importance of improving the mobility of the elderly. There are studies that lead to the possibility of promoting this physical capability but have not been designed for that purpose, but we believe that approach of the problem of mobility of elderly people using the IoT based on clothes should be treated with specificity, because the consequences of this not happening, will affect not only the elderly but the whole society.