Elderly People and ICT


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Elderly People and ICT

  1. 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. 2. Fonte:PEW Reserch Center
  3. 3. Demographics of Social Network Users
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 16. Thank for your attention!