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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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.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Paper no. 107|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Smart Home; assistive technology; healthcare; ICT|
|Subjects:||320000 Medical and Health Sciences > 321200 Public Health and Health Services > 321203 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)|
|Depositing User:||Professor Jeffrey Soar|
|Date Deposited:||12 Dec 2009 20:20|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:26|
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