Reinventing health, ageing and aged care through smart homes and intelligent technologies

Soar, Jeffrey (2009) Reinventing health, ageing and aged care through smart homes and intelligent technologies. In: COINFO 2009: 4th International Conference on Cooperation and Promotion of Information Resources in Science and Technology , 21-23 Nov 2009, Beijing, China.


Transformation of industry through technology is a continual process. This has been accelerated since the advent of information and communication technology. Industries have been transformed or lost and new ones created. There are industries that are now totally dependent upon new information technologies. Healthcare has embraced new technologies for treatments, life-support, diagnostics and other clinical interventions. There is however little integration of information outside of hospital walls and very little technology or information management for care in home and community settings. That is about to change as governments recognise the potential of technology to manage otherwise unsustainable increases in healthcare demand. There is new strategy, policy and funding in many countries aimed at increasing disease prevention activities, better care coordination, disease management, greater adoption of assistive technologies and other innovations to support independent living and home care.

This paper will report on the state of research in this field and specifically on developments in Australia where the Queensland Smart Home Initiative is the leading national research consortium.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 00:13
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 00:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: healthcare; ageing; smart home; assistive technology
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080605 Decision Support and Group Support Systems
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111702 Aged Health Care
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080504 Ubiquitous Computing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/COINFO.2009.55

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