Internet of Things: Services and Applications for People with Disabilities and Elderly Persons

The Internet of Things is ushering in a societal revolution: anything and everything can now be connected. The emergence of MicroElectro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) – miniaturized structures, sensors, actuators and microelectronics – will allow any object to be connected, which could have substantial positive impacts for persons with disabilities as more and more products can be controlled from accessible computing platforms.The Internet of Things refers not just to devices, but also to the connections between them. For IoT applications to work, the sensors and the actuators must be able to communicate with the devices that inform their action, whether it is a smartphone or something as simple as a remote thermometer.Every day new smart devices and networks are being created for public use. Many of these, however, are not suited to be used by elderly people or people with disabilities. Meanwhile, demographics are changing worldwide and an ever-increasing number of elderly people are interested in taking advantage of smart technology.This Special Thematic Session (STS) invites contributions on all aspects of IoT applications and services for people with disabilities and elderly persons, including:

  • New innovative IoT applications and services
  • Successful case studies in development or deployment of IoT applications and services in the area of accessibility
  • IoT platforms supporting accessibility


Contributions to a STS have to be submitted using the standard submission procedures of ICCHP24.
When submitting your contribution please make sure to select the right STS from the drop-down list "Special Thematic Session". Contributions to a STS are evaluated by the Programme Committee of ICCHP-AAATE and by the chair(s) of the STS. Please get in contact with the STS chair(s) for discussing your contribution and potential involvement in the session.