Élvio Rúbio Gouveia

University of Madeira Portugal

Élvio Rúbio Gouveia (ERG) is Vice-President of the Institute of Interactive Technologies of the LARSyS and the Head of the Department of Physical Education and Sport at the University of Madeira, where he is an Assistant Professor. ERG collaborates with the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on Gerontology and Vulnerability, University of Geneva. In the last five years, he was involved in the supervision of 8 doctoral theses. ERG holds a Ph.D. in Sport Sciences, Bachelor and Master in Physical Education and Sports from the University of Madeira (2011, 2007, 2003). ERG has participated as principal investigator in 3 funded projects and five as a research team member, selecting more than 30 candidates for research grants. ERG has been working on developing and evaluating strategies to promote physical activity, fitness, and quality of life in children, adults, and elderly adults. He has recently been researching Sports Performance Optimization and Applied Technologies.

Élvio Rúbio Gouveia

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Geriatric Medicine and Healthy Aging supports the idea that living a long and healthy life is considered the foremost challenge of societies worldwide. Promoting healthy aging strategies, which involves enhancing physical, mental, and social well-being in older adults, is discussed throughout the book, considering different approaches. Among a range of practical strategies for promoting healthy aging, physical activity is considered a key recommendation for developing sustainable policies and action programs at the community level. As such, the book discusses how increasing physical activity is necessary to maintain functional and cognitive abilities and social activities in older age. The book also examines assisted living technologies to support healthy aging, giving special attention to innovative information and communications technology (ICT)-based products. Recent evidence shows the transformative power of assisted living technologies in people’s physical, mental, and social lives. By the end of this book, readers will have a solid grasp of the relationship between healthy aging, physical activity, functional fitness, cognitive function, and assisted living technologies. They will understand how these concepts function as vital structural elements for the sustainability of health and the enhancement of quality of life in older people.

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