Author: Juan Miguel Torres-Triviño

Supervisor: Ramón Hervás

June 2012

 

Universal accessibility to social networks is, nowadays, a challenge to achieve. Mainly, elderly people and people with slight cognitive disorders, have serious difficulties to actually participate on the social Web. However, this kind of users should benefit of social functionalities through technological solu- tions because their physical condition makes difficult to achieve effective social relationships. This paper proposes a system for helping elderly people to access to any social network in an easy and simple way. It consists of a model that re- lates daily life objects with social network components. This relationship is possible by natural interaction techniques that enable intuitive actions to those objects. This model has been implemented through a mobile application using Android platform and Facebook social network.