International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

A Survey on the Internet of Things Solutions for the Elderly and Disabled: Applications, Prospects, and Challenges

Author NameAuthor Details

Resul Das, Ayse Tuna, Senay Demirel, Meral Kayapınar Yurdakul

Resul Das[1]

Ayse Tuna[2]

Senay Demirel[3]

Meral Kayapınar Yurdakul[4]

[1]Department of Software Engineering, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey.

[2]Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.

[3]NETAS A.S., Kurtkoy, Istanbul, Turkey.

[4]NETAS A.S., Kurtkoy, Istanbul, Turkey.


Advances in technology has not only led to the start of innovative solutions and new business opportunities in different sectors but also reduced manpower needs and operational costs. Furthermore, the quality of provided services has been improved. Therefore, recently, the Internet of Things (IoT) has gained a great momentum as a key enabling technology for a wide range of health care applications, especially for the elderly and disabled. Although, solutions based on IoT technology have started to support the elderly and disabled in many areas of their life and work and the IoT helps improve quality of life for the elderly and disabled, the amount of data collected by the IoT has increased tremendously and surpassed the expectations. This makes it necessary to investigate approaches and solutions in order to efficiently utilise large amounts of data, especially in health care applications. In this paper, we are first going to review existing approaches and IoT solutions specifically proposed and designed for the elderly and disabled. Then, we are going to investigate prospects and research challenges in the use of the IoT in the services designed for elderly people and people with disabilities to provide an insight into future research opportunities.

Index Terms

The Internet of Things

Elderly people

People with disabilities

Research challenges

Future research directions


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