Fostering social interaction of home-bound elderly people: The EasyReach system

This paper presents the EasyReach system, a tool that aims at getting the elderly and pre-digital divide population closer to new technologies by creating a simplified social enviroment that facilitates interaction, trying to allow them to (i) easily keep in contact with friends and relatives, (ii) share their lifetime expertise, and (iii) avoid isolation. The EasyReach tool creates for the elderly a special social TV channel accessed by means of their own TV set and a specialized remote control endowed with gesture recognition, video and audio capture capabilities. A hidden personal assistant reasons on user preferences in the background allowing better focalization on his/her social interests. © 2013 Springer-Verlag.

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Bisiani, Roberto
Merico, Davide
Pinardi, Stefano
Dominoni, Matteo
Cesta, Amedeo
Orlandini, Andrea
Rasconi, Riccardo
Suriano, Marco
Umbrico, Alessandro
Sabuncu, Orkunt
Schaub, Torsten H.
D'Aloisi, Daniela
Nicolussi, Raffaele
Papa, Filomena
Bouglas, Vassilis
Giakas, Giannis
Kavatzikidis, Thanassis
Bonfiglio, Silvio
Springer, Berlin , Germania
IEA/AIE 2013, pp. 33–42, Amsterdam, June 2013
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