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1 Introduction The proportion of aging population is increasing rapidly year by year, and the deep influence of this phenomenon on the economic and social conditions has been studied using multilateral approaches, such as social, physical, and psychological aspects. Data from the Central Bureau of Statistics show that the number of aged persons in Yogyakarta has increased from 492,200 in 2015 to 505,100 in 2016. 1 Changes in the sleep pattern are experienced by olderpeople. Bundlie 2 states that there are age-related changes in sleep, namely, increased sleep
The article attempts to identify opportunities to improve the quality of life of older people by implementing smart city solutions. Literature research presented in it contains answers to the following questions: what is planned to be achieved as a result of the smart city concept implementation, why this concept is implemented, who participates in this task and how to achieve the expected result of smart city implementation. In response to the first and second question, attention is paid to the needs of older people – smart city solutions exploitators, associated with a specific type of transport, which must be met to achieve quality of life at a certain level. The answer to the third question is an indication of the participants, such as designers, constructors, producers of solutions in the area of the smart city, as well as their exploiters. The last ones may be customers of transport organizations (passengers, users of the water supply system), users (drivers) and maintainers of transport means. Participants in transport systems – local authorities responsible for its functioning as well as the management of the transport company – may also participate in the discussed participation. Tasks that should be given to individual participants in the process of meeting needs have been defined. It was also pointed out that their role should not focus solely on technical aspects, but social participation is of particular importance, on which the quality of life of people in society depends.
Therefore, the selected method of technology assessment, which together with engineering methods should condition the course of the process of satisfying the needs aimed at obtaining the desired solutions in the smart city area, have been indicated. The result of the conducted research is the concept of an indicator that supports the process of technology assessment in the smart city area. Along with this concept, examples of questions which may form the basis of calculations with its use are listed.
. Morbach S. Nagel N. 2013 Readmissions of patients with diabetes mellitus and foot ulcers after infra-popliteal bypass surgery – attacking the problem by an integrated case management model VASA 42 1 56 67 Schmidt, S. & Kampmeier, A. S. (2017). Caring TV – for olderpeople with multimorbidity living alone. Positive feedback from users in the city of Berlin and in a rural area of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. In: Kollak, I. (Ed.), Safe at Home With Assistive Technology (pp. 43–57). New York: Springer. 10.1007/978-3-319-42890-1_4 Schmidt S. Kampmeier A. S. 2017 Caring TV
Ageing and the media Media influence the discourses of culture and society, thereby creating, maintaining and changing images of olderpeople. The media thus constitute an important arena for representations of olderpeople. Media and cultural-gerontological research has shown that stereotypical, often negative perceptions of olderpeople circulate in the media, depending on context and agenda ( Blaikie & Hepworth, 1997 ; Hepworth, 2004 ; Jönson, 2001 ; Lövgren, 2009 ; Rørbye, 1998 ; Wien, 2005 ; Williams et al., 2010 ). This research also indicates how
health, no matter what your age is, and thinking about health is often regarded as such an integrated part of the individual’s self-perception that it becomes a benchmark for assessing not only their own success in life but that of other people as well. Health is regarded as particularly topical when talking about older generations. This article focuses on how olderpeople think about health, and it is based on the assumption that the media play a particularly prominent role in how older generations view health. In this context, the media can be seen as an interface
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