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Hautala, M., Keränen, N., Leinonen, E., Kangas, M., Jämsä, T. (2016) ICT Use in Family Caregiving of Elderly and Disabled Subjects. K. Giokas et al. (Eds.): eHealth 2016, LNICST 181, pp. 42–48, 2017. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_7

ICT use in family caregiving of elderly and disabled subjects

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Author: Hautala, Mia1,2; Keränen, Niina S.1,2; Leinonen, Eeva3;
Organizations: 1Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology (MIPT), University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Medical Research Center (MRC), Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2017
Publish Date: 2017-08-16


This study examined the use of ICT in caregiving as assessed by family caregivers of disabled or elderly subjects (N = 53). The results showed limited current use of ICT-based technologies either for on-site or remote assistance. However, perceived usefulness was evaluated as high when these technologies were used. The factors for the use of ICT were different for on-site assistance or remote assistance. The data obtained can be used in the development of future ICT and IoT-based assistive technologies.

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Series: Lecture notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN: 1867-8211
ISSN-E: 1867-822X
ISSN-L: 1867-8211
ISBN: 978-3-319-49655-9
ISBN Print: 978-3-319-49654-2
Volume: 181
Pages: 42 - 48
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_7
Host publication: eHealth 360° International Summit on eHealth, Budapest, Hungary, June 14-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers
Host publication editor: Giokas, Kostas
Bokor, Laszlo
Hopfgartner, Frank
Conference: International Summit on eHealth
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 217 Medical engineering
Funding: The study was supported by the ASTS (Assistive Technologies for Seniors, Teleassistance for seniors with Dementia – A Novel Concept for Safety) joint project by Academy of Finland (grant nr 270816) and Japan Science and Technology Agency; the iKaaS joint project by the European Union (grant nr 643262) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, Japan; Infotech Oulu; and the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
EU Grant Number: (643262) iKaaS - intelligent Knowledge-as-a-Service Platform
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 270816
Detailed Information: 270816 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2017