Potential Applications of Smart Multifunctional Wearable Materials to Gerontology

Gerontology 2017;63:287-298

Armstrong D.G.a, Najafi B, Shahinpoor M.c


Smart multifunctional materials can play a constructive role in addressing some very important aging-related issues. Aging affects the ability of older adults to continue to live safely and economically in their own residences for as long as possible. Thus, there will be a greater need for preventive, acute, rehabilitative, and long-term health care services for older adults as well as a need for tools to enable them to function independently during daily activities. The objective of this paper is, thus, to present a comprehensive review of some potential smart materials and their areas of applications to gerontology.

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