Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Review

Health Reflections of Gerontechnology

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MSc in Public Health Nursing, İzmir Katip Çelebi University, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Public Health Nursing, İzmir Katip Çelebi University, İzmir, Turkey

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 446-450
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.76258
Read: 135 Downloads: 79 Published: 31 December 2021

Gerontechnology designs technological equipment suitable for the needs of the older people whose psychomotor, perceptual, and cognitive abilities deteriorate with age. Gerontechnology improves the quality of life of such people both physically and socially and gains them independence by providing necessary technological products taking the needs of older people into account. The use of technology brings about many advantages for older people, which enables them to maintain their activities of daily living, to manage chronic diseases, and to protect and improve their health. The aim of this review is to discuss the relationship between gerontechnology and the field of health in the light of current literature, and to draw health professionals’ attention to the contribution of support provided for older people through gerontechnology applications suitable for their needs to the general health status of older people.

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