Emerging technology for healthy lifestyle of the middle-age and elderly: A scoping review

Hamid, Suraya and Faith, Fatokun and Jaafar, Zulkarnain and Abdul Ghani, Norjihan and Yusop, Farrah Dina (2023) Emerging technology for healthy lifestyle of the middle-age and elderly: A scoping review. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 52 (2). pp. 230-242. ISSN 2251-6085,

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Background: Emerging technology research focusing on promoting healthy lifestyles for the middle-aged and elderly is paramount in recent literature. However, limited evidence is available for the middle-aged population. This paper reviews how emerging technologies can help in promoting a healthy lifestyle for the middle-aged and elderly.Methods: A scoping literature review method was employed. Articles were extracted from online databases pub-lished within 2010-2021. Overall, 3,152 articles related to the topic were obtained and 2979 articles were archived via different search procedures. Moreover, 173 articles that met the inclusion criteria underwent qualitative syn-thesize for conclusive inferences.Results: Most studies focused on people aged 60 and up, leaving the middle-aged population under-studied and unprepared to age. Older adults have high technology anxiety and resistance to change. Limited studies are avail-able to support technology-based healthy lifestyle promotion for middle-aged people. The emerging technologies that are useful in promoting healthy lifestyle behavior among middle-aged people include: robotics, virtual reality, wearables, artificial intelligence, smart textiles, as well as centralized health information systems.Conclusion: This review sets as a pace-setter for future research on how emerging technologies can aid in the development of healthy lifestyles for the middle-aged and elderly population, allowing them to live a quality life as they age.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti Malaya, grant of Others MOHE-Top 100 (IIRG) SAH IIRG006A-19SAH
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emerging technology; Technology; Elderly; Healthy lifestyle; Middle-aged
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology > Department of Information System
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Medicine > Medicine Department
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2023 03:21
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2023 04:23
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/38692

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