Évora (Portugal) and Cáceres (Spain)
November 23-24, 2021


In most parts of the world, over the past 50 years, socio-economic development has been accompanied by large falls in fertility and equal increases in life expectancy. This phenomenon has led to a rapidly aging population around the world.

Increasing life expectancy presents many opportunities to individuals as well as the communities they live in. Older people can contribute to society in many different ways. However, the scope of these opportunities and the contributions will depend heavily on the health of these elder. In most developed countries, elders live their last years of life in relative good health. Although it is also true that many of the elderly suffer or are at risk of suffering cognitive and physical difficulties.

In the coming years, ensuring that the elders can enjoy the best possible health conditions will be one of the biggest social challenges. Addressing this challenge will require knowledge over the elderly life, the management of this knowledge, the provision of concrete and swift responses to their problems, etc.

Technology can be leveraged for assuring an improved quality of life for the elders.


Workshop Papers Submission October 8, 2021
Paper Acceptance Notifications November 5, 2021
Workshop November 23-24, 2021


To follow the presentations virtually, it is possible to connect using the following Zoom links for each day:

23 nov. 2021 01:45 p.m. Lisboa / 02:45 p.m. Spain

24 nov. 2021 09:30 a.m. Lisboa / 10:30 a.m. Spain


Sumi Helal

University of Florida, USA

Helianthe Kort

University of Eindhoven, Nederland

David Mendes

Comprehensive Health Research Center – Universidade de Évora, Portugal


José García-Alonso

University of Extremadura, Spain

César Fonseca

University of Évora, Portugal

Manuel Lopes

University of Évora, Portugal


Portugal (GMT+0)Spain (GMT+1)
13.45 - 14.0014.45 - 15.00Conferência Inaugural - O Desenvolvimento ConcetualManuel José Lopes (Portugal)
Juan Manuel Murillo (Spain)
MESA 1 - MODERADOR: Helena Arco
14.00 - 14.1015.00 - 15.10A Complete Guide to Assistive Technology for the ElderlyLucília Nunes
14.10 - 14.2015.10 - 15.20Ações educativas voltadas à pessoas idosas residentes em Instituições de Longa Permanência: Revisão integrativaCenir Goncalves Tier
14.20 - 14.3015.20 - 15.30Age-friendly primary health care: a scoping reviewIdalina Delfina Gomes
14.30 - 14.4015.30 - 15.40Assessment of plantar pressures in patients with diabetesInês Almeida, Liliana Batista Sousa, Rafael Bernardes, Rui Negrão, João Apóstolo, Anabela Salgueiro-Oliveira e Pedro Parreira
14.40 - 14.5015.40 - 15.50Family caregiver rights and community resources challengesFernanda Silva
14.50 - 15.0015.50 - 16.00Contributions to Rehabilitation Nursing Care for the Elderly with Hip FractureHelena Teixeira
15.00 - 15.1016.00 - 16.10The Therapeutic Risk Position of Developing Pressure Ulcers in Elderly PeopleRita Ferreira
15.10 - 15.2016.10 - 16.20Cuidado realizado pela equipe multiprofissional à idosos institucionalizados: revisão integrativaAline Ost Dos Santos
15.20 - 15.3016.20 - 16.30Electrolyte imbalances in the elderlyEugénia Sardinha
15.30 - 15.40 16.30 - 16.40Nursing interventions to informal caregivers of the dependent elderly people to prevent overloadHelena Arco e Sofia Fonseca
15.40 - 15.5016.40 - 16.50Dehydration control in hospitalized elderly: an integrative reviewCristina Baixinho
15.50 - 16.0016.50 - 17.00Preparing the return home of a person after a hip arthroplasty - capacitation for a safe transitionLuís Sousa
16.00 - 16.1017.00 - 17.10O entendimento de idosos sobre obesidade e hábitos de vidaAmanda Yumi, Profª Drª Márcia Regina Martins Alvarenga, Profº Drº Marcos Antônio Nunes de Araújo
16.10 - 16.2017.10 - 17.20DISCUSSÃO
MESA 2 - MODERADOR: Lara Pinho
16.20 - 16.3017.20 - 17.30Letalidade por COVID-19 em idosos vulneráveis: comparação dos efeitos da vacinação entre Portugal e BrasilThaiza Teixeira Xavier Nobre
16.30 - 16.4017.30 - 17.40Needs of fundamental care in elderly with dependence on self-care in long-term contextAna Ramos
16.40 - 16.5017.40 - 17.50Enfermagem de reabilitação na pessoa com défice de autocuidado por alterações neurológicas – Revisão sistemática da LiteraturaRúben Galheto
16.50 - 17.0017.50 - 18.00OCORRÊNCIA DE ÓBITOS PELO COVID-19 EM IDOSOS INSTITUCIONALIZADOS: importância da vacinação para minimizar o risco potencial de maior gravidade do adoecimentoThaiza Teixeira Xavier Nobre
17.00 - 17.1018.00 - 18.10Prevention of Falls in the Elderly and in People with Mobility Changes NumberMagali Palma
17.10 - 17.2018.10 - 18.20Satisfaction: a concept based on Functionality and Quality of life to be integrated in a Nursing Care Performance SystemMargarida Goes
17.20 - 17.3018.20 - 18.30Surveillance and Fall Prevention in the ElderlyJoão André
17.30 - 17.4018.30 - 18.40Tecnologias educacionais e do cuidado para residentes de Instituições de Longa Permanência para Idosos: revisão integrativaCenir Goncalves Tier
17.40 - 17.50 18.40 - 18.50Teleconsultation script for intervention on older frail person to promote the Care-of-the-Self: Gerontotechnology as a health management strategy in a pandemic contextIdalina Delfina Gomes
17.50 - 18.0018.50 - 19.00Loneliness, depression and cognition in older adults: a comparative study of a rural municipalityAdriano Pedro
18.00 - 18.1519.00 - 19.15Indicadores Sensíveis aos Cuidados de Enfermagem de Reabilitação, na Pessoa Idosa com Compromisso da Mobilidade, através de um Programa de Reabilitação: Revisão Sistemática da LiteraturaMauro Lopes
18.15 - 18.3019.15 - 19.30O Perspetivas de Futuro: Conferencia finalJosé García-Alonso (Spain)
César Fonseca (Portugal)
Portugal (GMT+0)Spain (GMT+1)
09.30 -
10.30 - 10.45Presentation
Session I: Technologies for the care of elderly people: impacts and challenges
09.45 -
10.45 - 11.00Technology and care for the elderly in rural areas and its incorporation into public policies.Luis López-Lago, Beatriz Muñoz González y M. Ángeles Serrano Alfonso
10.00 -
11.00 - 11.15Acceptability of digital tools for healthy aging. New
challenges for Nursing.
Jerónimo Luengo-Polo
10.15 -
11.15 - 11.30Impact of tele-exercise on the improvement of burden and depression in informal caregivers of Alzheimer patientsMari Carmen Gomez-Alvaro
10.30 -
11.30 - 11.45Accessible and personalised environments for the care of older people in the home environmentMaría del Pilar Agüera Boves
10.45 -
11.45 - 12.00Loneliness, depression and cognition in older adults: a comparative study of a rural municipality Adriano Pedro
11.00 -
12.00 - 12.15PROYECTO ESSENCECarmen Galán de Isla
Session II: Older people and caregivers: technological solutions
11.15 -
12.15 - 12.30Contigo: Monitoring People's Activity App for Anomalies DetectionDaniel Flores-Martin
11.30 -
12.30 - 12.45SAMoA: A Self-Adaptive Mobility Monitoring Framework for MCI Elderly People and their CaregiversJosé R. Lozano-Pinilla
11.45 -
12.45 - 13.00Blockchain-supported health registry: the claim for a Personal Health Trajectory traceability and how it can be achievedJavier Rojo
12.00 -
13.00 - 13.15Level of burnout between formal caregivers of home care services and formal caregivers of institutionsMari Carmen Gomez-Alvaro
12.15 -
13.15 - 13.30Local decision making and aging policies during Covid-19Luis López-Lago, Beatriz Muñoz González y M. Ángeles Serrano Alfonso
12.30 -
13.30 - 13.45Proposal of graph-based quantum simulation tool for the elderlyJaime Alvarado-Valiente
12.45 -
13.45 - 14.45LUNCH BREAK
Session III: Ageing, depopulation and loneliness: proposals for research and intervention in rural contexts
13.45 -
14.45 - 15.00Distributed Sustainable IoT Architecture for Studying Loneliness in Isolated Rural AreasManuel Jesús-Azabal
14.00 -
15.00 - 15.15Aging and rural depopulation in Extremadura. Analysis of loneliness and access to services and resourcesSara Chimento-Díaz
14.15 -
15.15 - 15.30Occupational Therapy Intervention program for post-COVID users of an elderly care homeIsabel Espino-Tato
14.30 -
15.30 - 15.45Anthropology of loneliness: contributions to health of an ethnography in rural Extremadura.Borja Rivero Jiménez
14.45 -
15.45 - 16.00Software Product Lines for Industrial Robots: A
Pilot Case with Arduino
Andrés Felipe Solis-Pino


Juan Manuel Murillo. University of Extremadura, Spain (Polytechnic School).

Javier Berrocal. University of Extremadura, Spain (Polytechnic School).

Enrique Moguel. University of Extremadura, Spain (Polytechnic School).

Lorenzo Mariano Juárez. University of Extremadura, Spain (Nursing School).

Sergio Cordovilla. University of Extremadura, Spain (Nursing School).

Carlos Canal. University of Málaga, Spain.

Lara Guedes de Pinho. University of Évora, Portugal.

Manuel José Lopes. University of Évora, Portugal.

David Mendes. University of Évora, Portugal.

Niko Mäkitalo. University of Helsinki, Finland.

César Alberto Collazos. University of Cauca, Popayán-Colombia.

Julio Ariel Hurtado. University of Cauca, Popayán-Colombia.

Mohamed Mohamed. Ubiquitous Platforms Almaden Research Center. San Jose, California-USA.

Luca Foschini. University of Bologna, Italy.

Elena Navarro. University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

Javier Jaén. University of Valencia, Spain.

Felismina Mendes. University of Évora, Portugal.

Pedro Parreira. Nursing School of Coimbra, Portugal.

Ana Paula Oliveira. Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portugal.

Adriano Pedro. Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portugal.

Rogério Ferreira. Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal.

Ana Canhestro. Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal.

Henrique Oliveira. Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal.

Maria Margarida Palma Goes. Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal.

Lucília Nunes. Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal.

Lisete Mónico. Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Laura Ruotsalainen. University of Helsinki, Finland.

Angela Barriga. Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway.

Alejandro Rodriguez. Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway.

Fabio Casati. University of Trento, Italy.

Sergio Ochoa. University of Chile, Chile.

Patricia Paderewski. University of Granada, Spain.

Francisco Luis Gutiérrez. University of Granada, Spain.

John Edison Muñoz. University of Waterloo, Canada.

Jeferson Arango. University of Caldas, Colombia.

Francisco Chávez de la O. University of Extremadura, Spain (University Centre of Merida).


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