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Active Digiage? Desirable Futures for Ageing People

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWell-Being in the Information Society. Fighting Inequalities - 7th International Conference, WIS 2018, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319979304
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society -
Duration: 27 Sep 201829 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


ConferenceInternational Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society


The changing age structure of population, with its growing number of ageing people, is a worldwide phenomenon among industrialized countries, and Finland is not an exception. This has implications for swiftly rising healthcare and social welfare costs, but also for new type of demand in related services, and thus creates business opportunities for Finnish know-how. Through qualitative semi-structured interviews this research builds understanding on the desires, needs and challenges that the ageing people have in their every-day life and especially in their use of digital technology and different kinds of digital services. This will further provide insight for the service creation for the needs of elderly people in Finland. The results presented in this paper are part of a larger research project, of which this paper represents the pilot study phase.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Assistive digital technology, Elderly people, Pilot study

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland