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Supporting Relationship Maintenance for Elders and Family Living Abroad
April-June 2006 (vol. 5 no. 2)
pp. 47
Victor M. Gonzalez, University of Manchester
Marcela D. Rodriguez, Universidad Aut?noma de Baja California, M?xico
Pedro C. Santana, Universidad Aut?noma de Baja California, M?xico
Jesus Favela, Cicese Research Center, M?xico
Luis A. Castro, Cicese Research Center, M?xico

Many Latin American families are characterized by frequent communication and contact. When family members move out of the country, the interfamilial relationships might suffer. In addition, older adults, who are usually left behind, often lack access to communication methods such as the Internet. Technology must consider elders' needs and characteristics and must properly integrate with the other family members' communication tools. The Electronic Family Newspaper, a home-based pervasive communication system, helps bridge the gap between elders and their family members living abroad.

This article is part of a special issue on Pervasive Computing for Emerging Economies.

Index Terms:
emerging economies
Citation:
Victor M. Gonzalez, Marcela D. Rodriguez, Pedro C. Santana, Jesus Favela, Luis A. Castro, "Supporting Relationship Maintenance for Elders and Family Living Abroad," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 47, April-June 2006, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2006.38
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