Effectiveness of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Improving Quality of Life in the Aging Population

This review aims to present current advancements on the Internet of Things (IoT) in improving the quality of life in the aging population. Another focused on investigating the barriers and challenges for the aging population with these new technologies. We considered all the IoT-based healthcare approaches for the aging population for this research. A Systematic Literature Review (SLR) method is conducted to collect and review studies. A total of 1445 articles were screened, and 40 articles were selected for this review. This review considered recent studies published between 2015 and 2021. The research articles were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria and studies that support or present a vision to provide advancement to chronic disease, activity recognition, health parameters monitoring, and improve the quality of life among the aging population. Most studies focused on the technical aspects of wearable devices, biometric sensors, smart homes, and applications. Some challenges and limitations are found, such as acceptance and low usability and user-friendly approach, the lack of a sharable platform, and interoperability. The advancement of IoT technology and the possibilities of using advanced IoT technology to assist the aging population, improve their quality of daily life, release the healthcare and families’ pressure are the subjects of much recent research and investigation.



Work Title Effectiveness of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Improving Quality of Life in the Aging Population
Penn State
  1. Liying Yang
  1. IoT
  2. Internet of Things
  3. healthcare
  4. wearable
  5. sensor
  6. smart home
  7. aging
  8. senior
  9. senior citizen
License In Copyright (Rights Reserved)
Work Type Research Paper
  1. Girish Subramanian
Publication Date 2022
DOI doi:10.26207/rwwt-h353
Deposited April 12, 2022




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