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Age and Ageing, January 2021

The My Active and Healthy Aging ICT platform prevents quality of life decline in older adults: a randomised controlled study

Innocenzo Rainero, Mathew J Summers, Michaela Monter, Marco Bazzani, Eleftheria Giannouli, Georg Aumayr, Dalila Burin, Paolo Provero, Alessandro E Vercelli, for the My-AHA Consortium

Prevention of frailty is paramount in older adults. We evaluated the efficacy of a tailored multidomain intervention, monitored with the My Active and Healthy Aging platform, in reducing conversion from a prefrail status to overt frailty and preventing decline in quality of life. 

We performed a multicentre, multicultural, randomised control study. The effects of multidomain interventions on frailty parameters, quality of life, physical, cognitive, psychosocial function, nutrition and sleep were evaluated in a group of 101 prefrail older subjects and compared with 100 prefrail controls, receiving general health advice.
At the 12-month assessment, controls showed a decline in quality of life that was absent in the active group. In addition, active participants showed an increase in mood and nutrition function. No effect on remaining parameter was observed.
Our study supports the use of personalised multidomain intervention, monitored with an information and communication technology platform, in preventing quality of life decline in older adults.



Publications in Conference proceedings/Workshop

Ilaria Bosi, Chiara Cogerino, Marco Bazzani
2016 International Multidisciplinary Conference on Computer and Energy Science (SpliTech)
Ilaria Bosi, Chiara Cogerino, Marco Bazzani
SMART 2017, The Sixth International Conference on Smart Cities, Systems, Devices and Technologie
Gerhard Chroust, Georg Aumayr
SMART 2017, The Sixth International Conference on Smart Cities, Systems, Devices and Technologies
Special issue on ICT & Neurodegenerative Diseases - Vol 2 No 3
Georg Aumayr, Alessandro Vercelli, Marco Bazzani, Helios de Rosario, Innocenco Rainero, Daryoush Vaziri, Nils Niederstrasser, Stephan Bandelow, Mathew Summers, Eleftheria Giannouli
IDIMT 2017 Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks
Muhammad Hassan Khan, Jullien Helsper, Zeyd Boukhers, Marcin Grzegorzek
2016 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
Muhammad Hassan Khan, Julien Helsper, Cong Yang, Marcin Grzegorzek
2016 IEEE/ACIS 15th International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS)
Muhammad Hassan Khan, Kimiaki Shirahama, Muhammad Shahid Farid, Marcin Grzegorzek
2016 IEEE 18th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP)
Vercelli A, Rainero I, De Rosario H, Summers M, Wieching R, Aumayr G, Bandelow S, Ciferri L, Bazzani M
SoftCOM 2017 - Split, Croatia 21-23 September 2017
Georg Aumayr
Information Technologies in Medicine
Georg Aumayr
Interdisciplinary Information and Management Talks 2016
Nils GNiederstrasser,  Eef Hogervorst, Eleftheria Giannouli and Stephan Bandelow
Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research 01/s5
Active aging in europe as challenge for health care
Georg Aumayr
Pedrero-Sánchez, José F.; De Rosario, Helios; Martínez-Iranzo, Úrsula
Pedro Madureira, Nuno Cardoso, Filipe Sousa, Waldir Moreira
2019 International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob)
Georg Aumayr, Doris Bleier, Gerhard Chroust, Nadine Sturm
2017 25th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM)

Articles in Journals

Negotiating contradictions: engaging disparate stakeholder demands in designing for active and healthy ageing
Daryoush Daniel Vaziri, David Unbehaun, Konstantin Aal, Irina Shklovski, Rainer Wieching, Dirk Schreiber, Volker Wulf
Journal of Enabling Technologies 13/1

Daryoush Daniel Vaziri, Eleftheria Giannouli, Antonella Frisiello, Nico Kaartinen, Rainer Wieching, Dirk Schreiber, Volker Wulf
Behaviour & Information Technology - Volume 38, 2019
Vaziri, D.D., Anslinger, M., Unbehaun, D., Randall, D., Wieching, R., Schreiber, D., Wulf, V.
International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI) volume 16 issue 2
Marcin Grzegorzek, Arkadiusz Gertych, Georg Aumayr, Ewa Piętka
Computers in Biology and Medicine - 95
Lukas Köping, Kimiaki Shirahama, Marcin Grzegorzek
Computers in Biology and Medicine - 95
P. Lagodzinski, K. Shirahama, M. Grzegorzek
Computers in Biology and Medicine - 95
Frédéric Li, Kimiaki Shirahama, Muhammad Nisar, Lukas Köping, Marcin Grzegorzek
Sensors 18/3
Mathew J. Summers, Innocenzo Rainero, Alessandro E. Vercelli, Georg Aumayr, Helios Rosario, Michaela Mönter, Ryuta Kawashima, A.E. Vercelli, I. Rainero, M. Caglio, C. Carbone, E. Rubino, I. Sousa, M.J.M. Vasconcelos, P. Madureira, J. Ribeiro, N. Cardoso, E. Giannouli, W. Zijlstra, S. Alonso, M. Mönter, S. Schnieder, S.D. Roelen, L. Kächele, J. Krajewski, H. Rosario, J. Laparra, J.F. Serrano, E. Medina, A. López, J.F. Pedrero, Ú. Martínez, M. Bazzani, C. Cogerino, G.M. Toso, G. Tommasone, A. Frisello, G. Aumayr, G. Haider, D. Bleier, N. Sturm, N. Kaartinen, A. Kern, S. Bandelow, N.G. Niederstrasser, D. Vaziri, A. Tabatabaei, P. Gouverneur, P. Lagodzinski, R. Wieching, M. Grzegorek, H. Shariat Yazdi, K. Shirahama, V. Wulf, Y. Cho, R. Kawashima, D. Burin, R. Nouchi, M.J. Summers, L. Ciferri
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions 4/1
Eleftheria Giannouli, Tobias Morat, Wiebren Zijlstra
Frontiers in Medicine, 14 January 2020
Gudrun Haider, Georg Aumayr
ProCare 21/6-7
Summers, M. J., Madl, T., Vercelli, A. E., Aumayr, G., Bleier, D. M., & Ciferri, L.
DigitCult-Scientific Journal on Digital Cultures
Aumayr, G., Bleier, D., & Sturm, N.
DigitCult-Scientific Journal on Digital Cultures
Aumayr, G., Bleier, D. M., & Sturm, N.
Informatics 20174(4), 42
Dorothee Altmeier, Eleftheria Giannouli
Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie


Publications in Conference proceedings/Workshop