Studying Emotional Wellness with Wearables for young Elderly - an Insight

Muhammad Warraich, Irum Rauf

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    Emotional wellness provides individuals with a positive outlook towards life and helps them in coping with

    untoward incidents of life. The problems associated with emotional wellness become more evident with old

    age. Statistics show that the aging population is increasing fast which means an increase in the strain on

    social services. Emotional wellness, in spite of its importance, has received the little attention of academia

    and industry. With the advent of novel technologies like wearables, provision of emotional wellness can be

    revolutionized. In this paper, we address the need for prevention driven strategies to provide emotional

    wellness for young elderly (60-75 years). We conduct a thorough literature review and realize that the

    literature does not adequately address the emotional wellness of aging population. We also conduct

    Perceived Wellness Survey that shows a strong impact of emotional wellness on other wellness dimensions

    and overall wellness of individuals. Based on our literature review and survey results, we provide design

    recommendations to develop wearables that can help young elderly to manage their self and stressful

    situations better.

    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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