Barriers and Facilitators of Ambient Assisted Living Systems: A Systematic Literature Review

Gastón Márquez, Carla Taramasco

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Ambient Assisted Living Systems (AALSs) use information and communication technologies to support care for the growing population of older adults. AALSs focus on providing multidimensional support to families, primary care facilities, and patients to improve the quality of life of the elderly. The literature has studied the qualities of AALSs from different perspectives; however, there has been little discussion regarding the operational experience of developing and deploying such systems. This paper presents a literature review based on the PRISMA methodology regarding operational facilitators and barriers of AALSs. This study identified 750 papers, of which 61 were selected. The results indicated that the selected studies mentioned more barriers than facilitators. Both barriers and facilitators concentrate on aspects of developing and configuring the technological infrastructure of AALSs. This study organizes and describes the current literature on the challenges and opportunities regarding the operation of AALSs in practice, which translates into support for practitioners when developing and deploying AALSs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5020
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


  • Ambient Assisted Living Systems
  • barriers
  • facilitators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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