How can we design smart cities that will improve the lives of seniors moving abroad ?

par Jay Durand

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1. 1) What are smart cities and what can they do ?

1.1. A) What is a smart city ?

1.1.1. "A Smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to collect data and then use insights gained from that data to manage assets, resources and services efficiently "

1.1.1.1. source: Wikipedia (website)

1.1.2. What is a Smart City ? (video in French)

1.1.2.1. source: Youtube (video)

1.2. B) What smart cities can bring to societey

1.2.1. do more with less

1.2.1.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute ( research)

1.2.2. transparent information into the hands of users to help them make better choices

1.2.2.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

1.2.3. save lives

1.2.3.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

1.2.4. prevent crimes

1.2.4.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

1.2.5. better healthcare

1.2.5.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

1.2.6. Can save time

1.2.6.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

1.2.7. Can help reduce waste

1.2.7.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

1.2.8. Boost social connectedness

1.2.8.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

1.2.9. Make cities function more efficiently, therefore becoming more productive places (especially for businesses)

1.2.9.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

1.2.10. crowd management

1.2.10.1. source: smartcityclub blog (website)

1.2.11. create new jobs

1.2.11.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

1.2.12. Find parking spots

1.2.12.1. source: Mashables (website)

1.2.13. Access to internet everywhere in cities (subways, more remote parts of towns...)

1.2.13.1. source: Mashables

1.2.14. Make cities more energy efficient

1.2.14.1. source: Mashables

1.2.15. Reduce traffic congestion

1.2.15.1. source: IBM (research)

1.2.16. Access to public plugs to charge electronic devices

1.2.16.1. source: Youtube (video)

1.3. C) How can smart cities do that ?

1.3.1. Connected applications interacting with each other in real-time

1.3.1.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

1.3.2. Transparent information into the hands of users to help them make better choices

1.3.2.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

1.3.3. Iot (Internet of Things)

1.3.4. Sensor-based surveillence & other use of sensors

1.3.4.1. source: Wireless World Research Forum (research)

1.3.5. 3D visualization

1.3.5.1. source: Wireless World Research Forum

1.3.6. Robots

1.3.6.1. source: Digitalempowers (website)

1.3.6.1.1. Ex: City robots leading work-out sessions in Singapore

1.3.7. Augmented Reality

1.3.7.1. source: Bismart (website)

1.3.7.1.1. A city tour in Weimar, Germany uses IoT and Augmented reality for deeper immersion

1.4. D) Challenges regarding the development of smart cities

1.4.1. Development of 5G & better connection coverage to allow better IoT

1.4.2. Further development in the field of IoT

1.4.3. Democratization of the IoT and of smart cities

1.4.3.1. source: Wireless World Research Forum

1.4.4. Questions about data collection in smart cities and inhabitants' privacy

1.4.4.1. source: The Guardian (audio podcast, press article)

2. 2) Smart cities for elders

2.1. A) How can smart cities help elders in general?

2.1.1. Improving their health at home

2.1.1.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

2.1.1.1.1. thanks to applications such as remote patient monitoring and telemedicine (Singapore & Tokyo are doing this)

2.1.1.1.2. e-hailling

2.1.1.1.3. other medical on-demand services

2.1.1.2. source: Wireless World Research Forum

2.1.1.2.1. Homecare system: Smart houses connected with smart cities

2.1.1.3. source: Digitalempowers (website)

2.1.1.3.1. Verifying if the patient is taking his/her medicines (also help fight against Alzheimer)

2.1.1.3.2. Sensors to keep track of the elders' vitals in order to call emergency services and relative if an accident happens

2.1.2. Improving their social lives

2.1.2.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

2.1.2.1.1. Thanks to an integrated social-media for elderly neighbors (for communication, setting up events...)

2.1.2.1.2. Generally keeps seniors more connected

2.1.2.1.3. By bettering the social media integrations (video chat, messaging,...) to fight against lonliness

2.1.3. Improving safety

2.1.3.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

2.1.3.1.1. Thanks to an integrated communication system to request a ride home. Could be used by the senior's children/relative. Can be a ride-sharing service.

2.1.4. Improving mobility

2.1.4.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

2.1.4.1.1. Thanks to an integrated communication system to request a ride home. Could be used by the senior's children/relative. Can be a ride-sharing service.

2.1.5. Creating job opportunities

2.1.5.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

2.1.5.1.1. e-careers platform to find job in the city more easily. City job hiring platforms.

2.1.5.1.2. Programs such as mentoring and tutoring (seniors to members of the young generation) that can build cross-generational bonds.

2.1.6. Bring more sources of entertainement

2.1.6.1. source: McKinsey Global Institute

2.1.6.1.1. Thanks to virtual reality

2.1.7. Helping the visually impaired (many of them are seniors)

2.1.7.1. source: Wireless World Research Forum

2.1.7.1.1. Audible and vibrotactile signals for pedestrian augmented with systems able to tell people where they are.

2.1.7.1.2. Accessible shopping for visually impaired people through mobile technologies: navigation system and a product recognition system

2.1.7.2. source: IoT for all (website)

2.1.7.2.1. App connected with the city to guide the visually impaired.

2.1.8. Helping the hearing impaired (many of them are seniors)

2.1.8.1. source: Wireless World Research Forum

2.1.8.1.1. System which translate voice to text or which convert and reproduce sign language

2.1.9. Helping the cognitive impaired (many of them are seniors)

2.1.9.1. source: Wireless World Research Forum

2.1.9.1.1. Devices that can guide the elderly through their everyday tasks

2.1.9.1.2. Rehabilitation systems and video games to enhance cognitive functions

2.1.10. Improving goods delivery and supply

2.1.10.1. source: Wireless World Research Forum

2.1.11. Supporting and promoting an active lifestyle

2.1.11.1. source: Digitalempowers

2.1.11.1.1. City robots leading work-out sessions in Singapore

2.1.12. source: Youtube

2.1.12.1. Example of how can smart cities help: Activage project and IoT for the elders

2.2. B) How can smart cities help elders move abroad?

2.2.1. all of the reasons given in 2) A)

2.2.1.1. All the general advantages of smart cities for seniors citizens also apply to improving their experience of moving out

2.2.2. Instant translation for signs, information displayed in cities...

2.2.2.1. source: smartcityclub (blog)

2.2.3. Location tracking with deeper integration and compatibility with the city. Good for not getting lost and for discovering new places.

2.2.3.1. source: smartcityclub

2.2.4. Digitally giving more information about the healthcare system in the arriving country + Using digital support.

2.3. C) What are the challenges for elders with regards to smart cities ?

2.3.1. Adapting to the technology and developing required skills to use and understand smart cities' technologies

2.3.1.1. source: The Elderly in SMART Cities (academic paper)

2.3.2. Developing and building smart cities by thinking of elders' needs. Putting ourselves in their shoes.

2.3.2.1. source: IoT for all (website)

2.3.2.1.1. make sure it is simple & intuitive

3. Miscellaneous related info

3.1. Statistics about the elders (ageing population)

3.1.1. source: The European Commission (research)

3.1.1.1. There is more people over 65 than young people and children in Europe (2015)

3.1.1.2. 65 & + will make up 27% of the EU's population in 2040 (2015)

3.1.1.3. "The OECD found that cities in advanced economies are growing older more quickly than rural areas"

3.1.2. source: Wireless World Research Forum

3.1.2.1. There will be 2 billion people 60 & over in 2050 in the world

3.1.3. source: The UN (research, image, graph)

3.1.3.1. The ageing world population

3.2. What seniors want & need

3.2.1. source: Youtube (videos)

3.2.1.1. What the seniors have to say about age-friendly communities

3.2.1.2. Smart homes for seniors in Singapore

3.2.1.3. TEDx about building better elder-friendy communities

3.3. For further deeper research on smart cities

3.3.1. Summary of the book: "An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future. From Beijing to Boston, cities are deploying smart technology—sensors embedded in streets and subways, Wi-Fi broadcast airports and green spaces—to address the basic challenges faced by massive, interconnected metropolitan centers. In Smart Cities, Anthony M. Townsend documents this emerging futuristic landscape while considering the motivations, aspirations, and shortcomings of the key actors—entrepreneurs, mayors, philanthropists, and software developers—at work in shaping the new urban frontier."

3.3.1.1. source: "Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia" Anthony M. Townsend (book)

3.3.2. Building a connected city from the ground up

3.3.2.1. source: New York Times (news article)

3.3.3. Experts discuss on how to tackle the "smart cities for elderly" issue (change of the space, impact of e-commerce...)

3.3.3.1. source: Youtube

4. Personal ideas and thoughts on the subject

4.1. Ideas to encourage moving abroad experience for seniors thanks to smart cities

4.1.1. Location tracking which suggest the best route for elders (since they usually have more limited mobility): less walking distance, best times for seats on public transports...

4.1.2. Real-time digital tour of the city but not a touristic tour: a tour for new residents (shop locations, administrative building location, etc.)

4.1.3. Rental of devices, such as walkers, to assist in walking on the sidewalks (in the same spirit of rental bikes and scooters)

4.1.4. Using smart city technology help people moving in the city (improving the services to move the goods and install them in the new homes using telecommunication technologies).

4.2. Thoughts on the subject

4.2.1. Based on my research, it seems there is not a lot of resources on the precise & particular subject of "Encourage moving abroad experience for seniors thanks to smart cities". There is not a lot of information about the issue of "moving abroad and smart cities" neither. Therefore, I think this topic needs more attention and further research.

4.2.1.1. This particular realization inspired me to choose my final question. Hence, this is why I chose to ask about in the ways in which we might help seniors relocating/moving abroad

4.2.2. The subject of "smart cities and travel" is, I think, closely related to the theme "Encourage moving abroad experience for seniors thanks to smart cities".

4.2.3. I believe city planners will have to really think about seniors citizen and make sure their smart city features are accessible, simple and intuitive enough for everyone.

4.2.4. I am also concerned about privacy in a world where cities are always connected and collecting data from its inhabitants.

4.2.5. Still, I think smart cities are the future and could bring many improvements to our lives.

5. THEME: "Encourage moving abroad experience for seniors thanks to smart cities"

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