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Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
Elderly People and ICT
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Elderly People and ICT

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A Scarabeus project about a laboratory on ICT …

A Scarabeus project about a laboratory on ICT

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  • 1. Elderly People  Comunication and ICT Needs analyses in the Italian Reality and some proposals Scarabeus - no profit cultural association - Livorno http://www.scarabeus.it Scarabeus   http://www.scarabeus.it
  • 2. Fonte:PEW Reserch Center
  • 3. Demographics of Social Network Users
  • 4. Italy:  +  elderly people  - ICT <ul><li>The elderly people are increasing in Italy like in other parts of the world.  </li></ul><ul><li>But in Italy the percentage, concerning the old, increases more than  in the other countries </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The ICT in Italy are very  late and the percentage of people connected to the Net is inferior to the other countries </li></ul>
  • 5. Elderly People Problems <ul><li>Difficulties in movements </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties in the relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties in communication </li></ul><ul><li>Needs </li></ul><ul><li>warmer and richer relationships </li></ul><ul><li>moving by car or by public transports </li></ul><ul><li>need to communicate with ICTi </li></ul>
  • 6.   Europe   How to get old in a good way <ul><ul><li>to improve the quality of life of elderly people   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to save the costs of health care  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to create a solid industrial  foundation in Europe to develop the TIC in order to get old in a good way </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Some practical proposals: <ul><ul><li>exchanges of good practices among the European countries in order to overcome the tecnichal barriers; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to encourage the access to the good practices through the control of a website; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to accelerate the adoption of new tecnologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to encourage the intelligent  applications and those that favour the autonomy of people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To strenghten the research and the innovation  in favour of elderly people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>public and private research programme in the field  of domotic for the weaker categories,  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>development of products, services and innovative systems based on TIC </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Italy, some perspectives <ul><li>ICT for: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to be active and productives longer, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to  partecipate to social life through more accessible services on line  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to enjoy a longer, healthier and better quality life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>through </li></ul><ul><li>communications at more competitive prices and on line services (only 10% of elderly people works in internet) .  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to facilitate people with sight, hearing or mobility problems(21% of people over 50) </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Programme activities <ul><li>to overcome the tecnichal approach in using the computer </li></ul><ul><li>to use the web as a communication tool To encourage the use of applications which may encourage the integration </li></ul><ul><li>to select specific ways to come out from the isolation such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e-mails, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>chatting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>blog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>exchanges of free texts </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 10. Contens <ul><li>Personal Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Reading books </li></ul><ul><li>Communication on personal experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Written autobiographical reports </li></ul><ul><li>Daily life and problems </li></ul><ul><li>sports and  ludic experiences </li></ul>
  • 11. Tools <ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poems </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. Expertise <ul><li>The e-mail: sending- receiving - answering - attached file </li></ul><ul><li>Audio file: characteristics and usage </li></ul><ul><li>Programmes for the creation of audio files </li></ul><ul><li>Sounds Recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>video file: How to use them </li></ul><ul><li>Social nets: Facebook and You Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Second life and virtual reality </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  • 13. Expertise <ul><li>the mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>calling </li></ul><ul><li>sms </li></ul><ul><li>recording audio file </li></ul><ul><li>recording photos and videos </li></ul><ul><li>receiving and mailing </li></ul>
  • 14. Times <ul><li>A training course of four months </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing a target group </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive laboratory on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>peripherals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mp3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exchanging files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>formats conversion </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. Scarabeus websites <ul><ul><li>Portal -  http://www.scarabeus.it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog - </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://scarabeus-associazione.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle di Scarabeus - COURSES - http://comeweb.ninehub.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scarabeus YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4619104950BFC882 </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. Thank for your attention!  

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