Requirements Gathering for the Delivery of Healthcare Data in Aware Homes

Doyle, Julie and O'Mullane, Brian and O’Hanlon, Ann and Knapp, R. Benjamin (2011) Requirements Gathering for the Delivery of Healthcare Data in Aware Homes. In: Pervasive Health 2011, 23rd-26th May, 2011, Dublin. (Unpublished)

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Aware homes support the monitoring of older adults, with the potential to detect a wealth of information regarding the person's functional, cognitive and social wellbeing. While much research in this space focuses on the collection and interpretation of sensor data, it is equally important to understand how we can begin to relay the information learned back to older adults, empowering them to play an active role in the management of their health. In this paper we discuss the results of the requirements gathering phase of our research with a number of older adults living in aware homes. The goal of this research is to explore issues surrounding the delivery of healthcare information, as collected through embedded sensors in the home, to the home owner. Our results reveal a number of emerging themes around this space, including a desire by older adults to play an active role in managing their health and potential concerns surrounding the delivery of such information through technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aware homes; Ageing; Older adults; Healthcare; Healthcare information; Great Northern Haven; Ambient assisted living; CASALA; Centre for Affective Solutions for Ambient Living Awareness
Subjects: Social Sciences > Older people
Research Centres: Netwell/CASALA
Depositing User: Concepta Woods
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 09:43
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 16:10

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