This monograph explores the use and application of technology to help mitigate involuntary solitude. Here, readers will find a good number of initiatives linked to the support of the elderly living alone, such as tools that make use of AI-based algorithms, social robotics, or applications for use in healthcare and social work.
Are they all valid and do they address the needs of these individuals? Are they respectful of the autonomy and privacy of the citizens they target? Are we responding with tools that are accessible to people often affected by the digital gap?
These are the issues discussed by the various contributors to this book, who examine the subject from the technological, philosophical, social, anthropological, and governmental standpoint. This volume has been produced as part of the “Ciudades que Cuidan” (Cities that Care) project, supported with the participation of Fundación Mémoria and the Fundación Víctor Grífols i Lucas.