Assistive technologies for the frail elderly, chronic illness sufferers and people with disabilities - a case study of the development of a Smart Home

Soar, Jeffrey and Croll, Peter (2007) Assistive technologies for the frail elderly, chronic illness sufferers and people with disabilities - a case study of the development of a Smart Home. In: ACIS 2007: 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems:The 3 Rs: Research, Relevance and Rigour - Coming of Age, 5-7 Dec 2007, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper reports on initial stages of a case study of building a consortium to undertake research into advanced technologies and telecommunications that support the notion of an assisted care 'Smart Home'. The aim is to through research and development to provide greater independence, improved quality of life and reduce unnecessary hospital admission for the dependant being cared for in their own homes including the frail elderly, chronic illness sufferers and people with disabilities. The primary outcome is the intent to support families and professional carers, reduce costs and, where possible, identify commercial opportunities for new products and services. Queensland Smart Home Initiative (QSHI) is discussed as a case study together with the Consortium’s first Smart Home at an aged care facility in Queensland, Australia.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper no. 107
Depositing User: Professor Jeffrey Soar
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2009 20:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart Home; assistive technology; healthcare; ICT
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 12 Built Environment and Design > 1203 Design Practice and Management > 120302 Design Innovation
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5921

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