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Huttunen, H., Halonen, R. & Klakegg, S. (2019). Proposal for pervasive elderly care : a case study with next of kin. In A. Pucihar et al. (Eds.), 32nd Bled eConference : Humanizing technology for a sustainable society (pp. 17-32). Maribor: University of Maribor Press. https://doi.org/10.18690/978-961-286-0.2

Proposal for pervasive elderly care : a case study with next of kin

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Author: Huttunen, Hanna-Leena1; Halonen, Raija1; Klakegg, Simon2
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Oulu, Finland
2Asker, Norway
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.9 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019071022972
Language: English
Published: University of Maribor Press, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-07-10
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Abstract

This paper reports how interaction between family members and caregivers as perceived by family members could be improved via context-aware, imperceptible internet of things (IoT)-based solutions. The study focused on investigating experiences of the family members and the communication between caretakers in sheltered accommodation. Interviews including both open and closed questions revealed that there is high need for improving the communication, adding to the sparse earlier knowledge. The study revealed that the family members were willing to adopt an application to improve the communication that currently was experienced as too limited and vague. The results provide a fruitful base for further actions to improve communication between family members and professional caretakers.

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ISBN: 978-961-286-280-0
Pages: 17 - 32
DOI: 10.18690/978-961-286-0.2
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.18690/978-961-286-0.2
Host publication: 32nd Bled eConference : Humanizing technology for a sustainable society, June 16-19, 2019, Bled, Slovenia, Conference proceedings
Host publication editor: Pucihar, Andreja
Borštnar, Mirjana Kljajič
Bons, Roger
Seitz, Juergen
Cripps, Helen
Vidmar, Doroteja
Conference: 32nd Bled eConference : Humanizing technology for a sustainable society, June 16-19, 2019, Bled, Slovenia
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Subjects:
IoT
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