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The aging of population is one of the most important economic and social challenge the European Union has to deal with.
The promotion of a healthy and active ageing assures the socio-medical needs of the citizens are properly answered and improves their quality of life, as they will be more active and therefore more independent. As a consequence, a reduction of the social and medical costs borne by the public administration is expected, along with positive effects on the economic growth. This scenario, along with the difficulty of the institutions and the society to satisfy the increasing request of welfare services, requires the creation of a complete, flexible and at the same time sustainable service model, able to answer the needs of the elderly people of today and tomorrow. That is particularly relevant in the context of the present economic downturn.
Trento RISE (sponsor)
University of Trento Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (research partner)
University of Trento Department of Economics and Management (research partner)
Fondazione Bruno Kessler (research partner)
Smart Crowds – HWB Territorial Lab (research partner)