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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2006 vol. 5)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 47
Luis A. Castro , Cicese Research Center, M?xico
Pedro C. Santana , Universidad Aut?noma de Baja California, M?xico
Marcela D. Rodriguez , Universidad Aut?noma de Baja California, M?xico
Victor M. Gonzalez , University of Manchester
Jesus Favela , Cicese Research Center, M?xico
<p>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.</p><p>This article is part of a special issue on Pervasive Computing for Emerging Economies.</p>
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Luis A. Castro, Pedro C. Santana, Marcela D. Rodriguez, Victor M. Gonzalez, Jesus Favela, "Supporting Relationship Maintenance for Elders and Family Living Abroad", IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. , pp. 47, April-June 2006, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2006.38
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