Innovative applications and strategy on ICT applications for aging society - Case study of Japan for silver ICT innovations

Toshio Obi, Naoko Iwasaki

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Abstract

One of Japan's greatest public policy questions is whether Information and Communications Technology (ICTs) can be used as a policy tool in three social structures: The information society, global society, and super-aging society. This issue has become a challenge not only in Japan but in all countries. What is the role of ICT in the super aging society? Innovation has been brought to all aging peoples' lives by positive use of ICT. Moreover, ICT will be an engine for economic growth and innovation to support aging society. This paper focuses on ICT applications for aging society by utilizing the case study of Japan. This paper also includes e-democracy, the emerging role of ICT for empowerment of people, and strategy and initiative for innovation in Aging society. Moreover, the paper discusses the role that social media can play role in the aging society. This paper analyzes the power of social media as well as e-government and mobile applications. As a case study, it introduces a social survey on the relationship between aging people and usability of ICT in Japan. Finally we will propose several recommendations on actions for digital inclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages218-226
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781450324564
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event7th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, ICEGOV 2013 - Seoul
Duration: 2013 Oct 222013 Oct 25

Other

Other7th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, ICEGOV 2013
CitySeoul
Period13/10/2213/10/25

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Keywords

  • Aging society
  • ICT application
  • Silver democracy
  • Silver ICT innovation japan
  • Social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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Obi, T., & Iwasaki, N. (2013). Innovative applications and strategy on ICT applications for aging society - Case study of Japan for silver ICT innovations. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (pp. 218-226). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2591888.2591928