Mindful Age and Technology: Promoting Quality of Life in Older Adults with a Tablet/Smartphone App

Francesco Vailati Riboni, Benedetta Comazzi, Gianluca Castelnuovo, Enrico Molinari, Francesco Pagnini

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Abstract

Based on the Langerian definition of mindfulness, we created a smartphone App to promote cognitive flexibility, curiosity, novelty seeking, and creativity in a population of older adults. So far, we have tested it on 68 participants, randomly assigned to the experimental group or to a wait-list control group. Between group comparisons failed to detect a significant effect on quality of life, though qualitative analysis report a positive impact of the App over participants’ lives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Proceedings
EditorsPietro Cipresso, Justin T. Baker, Silvia Serino, Yuri Ostrovsky
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages115-118
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783030010928
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2018 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jan 9 2018Jan 10 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume253
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2018
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period1/9/181/10/18

Keywords

  • Mindfulness
  • Older adults
  • Quality of life
  • Smartphone apps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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