AGEmap Workshop (PervasiveHealth 2010)

Research Article

ePAL roadmap for active ageing

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        author={Luis M. Camarinha-Matos and Hamideh Afsarmanesh and Antonio del Cura and Jim Playfoot},
        title={ePAL roadmap for active ageing},
        proceedings={AGEmap Workshop (PervasiveHealth 2010)},
        keywords={collaborative networks active ageing roadmap.},
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    Antonio del Cura
    Jim Playfoot
    Year: 2010
    ePAL roadmap for active ageing
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8863
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos1,*, Hamideh Afsarmanesh2,*, Antonio del Cura3,*, Jim Playfoot4,*
  • 1: Faculty of Sciences and Technology & UNINOVA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Monte Caparica, Portugal
  • 2: Computer Science Department, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 3: SKILL Estrategia SA, Seville, Spain
  • 4: White Loop Limited, London, UK
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Active ageing, through a balanced combination of leisure and social interaction with continued work involvement, is central to meeting older citizens expectations, and maintaining their mental and physical health. Application of the collaborative networks paradigm, and the new generation of collaboration-support platforms and tools, can offer a promising approach to supporting active ageing, and can facilitate better use of the talents and potential of retired or retiring senior professionals. This paper introduces the results of a roadmapping initiative addressing the implementation of a new vision for extending professional active life. To support this vision, a strategic research plan for the development of a new digital ecosystem, covering the social, organizational, and technological perspectives, is proposed. A large number of stakeholders coming from different backgrounds have contributed to the design and validation of this roadmap.