Aging societies have an important influence on the resources required to implement methods to improve the quality of life for older citizens. In the USA, the population aged 65 and over has increased from 35 million in 2000 to 40 million in 2010 and is projected to increase to 72.1 million by 2030. In the EU the life expectancy at birth for males is projected to increase from 76.7 in 2010 to 84.6 in 2060. The ratio of prime age population (15-64) to elderly population in the EU in 2010 was 2.45 (e.g. in Poland 3.26). However, in 2060 it is projected to be only 1.17 (e.g. in Poland 0.965)
New solutions based on Information and Communication Technologies are required to integrate support for older citizens, their family members and healthcare professionals. In particular, information systems integrated with wearable, mobile devices and sensor networks at home can continuously assist people while they are inside or outside the home environment. Ubiquitous healthcare systems used as assisted living solutions will not only help to prevent, detect and monitor health conditions but will also support sick, elderly and disabled people to live independently. Moreover, the developed system can be used by almost everyone.