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Technology In The Service of Preserving The Dignity and Health of The Elderly

Franjo Liška
Alma Mater Europaea - ECM

Jana Goriup
Alma Mater Europaea - ECM

As the world's population ages, we are facing an increasing number of people with a variety of health problems that can disrupt or reduce their quality of life and affect their right to dignity and general health. Given that social rights are also prescribed by regulations of the European Commission "European Pillar of Social Rights", in this article I will describe the connection between technology and Article 16 of the Pillar. There are various forms of devices that use newer technologies, especially technologies designed to maintain the dignity and health of older adults with health problems. The introduction of technology into everyday life can greatly facilitate daily tasks, all to maintain or improve quality of life, starting with the most common thermometer, introduced back in the 17-th century, to the present day. Using new technologies aimed at maintaining the dignity and health of the elderly, such as virtual assistants and various forms of technology integrated into homes of the elderly, we highlight that it helps improving care, ensuring mobility and improving communication. All with the aim of improving the quality of life of older adults.



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