Impact analysis of assessment, consultation and education services to support the adoption of smart home technologies, innovations for chronic disease prevention and solutions for independent living

Barrientos, James and Soar, Jeffrey and Su, Ying (2012) Impact analysis of assessment, consultation and education services to support the adoption of smart home technologies, innovations for chronic disease prevention and solutions for independent living. In: 10th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics: Impact Analysis of Solutions for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (ICOST 2012) , 12-15 Jun 2012, Artimino, Italy.

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Abstract

Aims: To review the impact of the services of LifeTec, a NFP (not-for-profit) state-wide community-funded provider of assessment, consultation and education services to support the adoption of smart home technologies, innovations for chronic disease prevention and solutions for independent living.
Methodology: a review of service data collected by LifeTec and independently evaluated
Findings: LifeTec and other similar ILCs (Independent Living Centres) in Australia and other countries, provide an assessment, consultation and education service that is critical for people with disabilities, the frail aged and others needing support. The services are accessed by consumers, their families, care provider organisations, clinicians and educators; the needs for these services are far greater than currently-funded capacity and there will be a need for greater capacity as baby-boomers move into the ages when needs for support will spiral upwards.
Summary: The disability support and aged care sectors have not to date taken advantage of assistive and other relevant technologies; there is a massive unmet need for greater support and a significant level of issues that are not addressed. There will need to be a significant increase in funding of ILCs to meet both existing needs as well as to surge at appears to be changing and there is now significant investment in clinical systems and other systems to assist staff in providing care.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published in series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science v7251. Accepted Version deposited in accordance with copyright policy of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 05:59
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 03:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: information technology; assistive technology; disability support; independent living; aged care; seniors; workforce
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1201 Architecture > 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080101 Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080702 Health Informatics
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920403 Disability and Functional Capacity
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30779-9_3
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21415

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