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Applying digital technology to promote active and healthy confinement lifestyle during pandemics in the elderly

Achraf Ammar
1, 2
,
Bassem Bouaziz
3
,
Khaled Trabelsi
4, 5
,
Jordan M Glenn
6, 7
,
Piotr Zmijewski
8
,
Patrick Müller
9, 10
,
Hamdi Chtourou
4, 11
,
Mohamed Jmaiel
12
,
Karim Chamari
13, 14
,
Tarak Driss
2
,
Anita Hökelmann
1

1.
Institute of Sport Sciences, Otto-von-Guericke University, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany
2.
Interdisciplinary Laboratory in Neurosciences, Physiology and Psychology: Physical Activity, Health and Learning (LINP2), UFR STAPS, UPL, Paris Nanterre University, Nanterre, France
3.
Higher Institute of Computer Science and Multimedia of Sfax, University of Sfax, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
4.
High Institute of Sport and Physical Education, University of Sfax, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
5.
Research Laboratory: Education, Motricité, Sport et Santé, EM2S, LR19JS01, High Institute of Sport and Physical Education of Sfax, University of Sfax, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
6.
Exercise Science Research Center, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
7.
Neurotrack Technologies, 399 Bradford St, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA
8.
Institute of Sport - National Research Institute, 01-982 Warsaw, Poland
9.
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), 39104 Magdeburg, Germany
10.
Department of Neurology, Medical Faculty, Otto von Guericke University, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany
11.
Activité Physique, Sport et Santé, UR18JS01, Observatoire National du Sport, Tunis 1003, Tunisia
12.
Digital Research Centre of Sfax, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
13.
ASPETAR, Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar
14.
Laboratory ‘’Sport Performance Optimization’’, (CNMSS); ISSEP Ksar-Said, Manouba University, Tunisia
Biol Sport. 2021;38(3):391–396.
Online publish date: 2020/10/23
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Although recognized as effective measures to curb the spread of the COVID19 outbreak, social distancing and home confinement have generated a mental health burden with older adults who are considered to be more vulnerable to psychosocial strains. To date, the application of digital technologies in response to COVID-19 pandemic has been narrowed to public-health needs related to containment and mitigation. However, information and communications technology (ICT)-based initiatives directed toward prediction and prevention of psychosocial support are still limited. Given the power of digital health solutions to allow easy and accurate characterization and intervention for health and disease, as well as to flatten the COVID19 incidence curves in many countries, our ECLB-COVID19 consortium is highlighting the importance of providing innovative ICT-based solutions (ICT-COVID-Companion) to improve elderly physical and mental health, thereby preventing/dampening psychosocial strain during pandemics. Based on innovative approaches (e.g., emotional/social computing, open social platform, interactive coaching, gamification, fitness-tracker, internet of things) and smart digital solutions (smartwatch/smartphone), smart companions must provide safe personalised physical, mental and psychosocial health surveillance. Additionally, by delivering personalised multi-dimension crisis-oriented health recommendations, such innovative crisis-oriented solutions would help (i) facilitate a user’s adherence to active and healthy confinement lifestyle (AHCL), (ii) achieve a rapid psychosocial recovery in case of depression issues and (iii) enhance preparedness for eventual future pandemics.
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SARS-CoV-2, Information and communications, technology (ICT), Digital health, Physical activity, Mental health, Home confinement, Psychosocial strain, Seniors

 
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