The quest for active and healthy ageing: What cyberpsychology can offer

Brenda K. Wiederhold, Giuseppe Riva

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The European Commission identified active and healthy ageing as a societal challenge common to all European countries, and an area which presents considerable potential for Europe to lead the world in providing innovative responses to this challenge ( To tackle the challenge of an ageing population, the European Commission launched the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Active and Healthy Ageing. What can cyberpsychology offer to this process? After presenting the main features of cyberpsychology, this paper identifies in patient engagement and positive technologies the key assets that will allow the technological innovations constantly being developed to provide greater help and care in enabling elderly people to live more normal, happier, fulfilling lives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • ageing
  • health technologies
  • patient engagement
  • people health engagement
  • positive technology
  • well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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