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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 & Croll, Peter R. (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 Toleman, Mark, Cater-Steel, Aileen, & Roberts, Dave (Eds.) 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 5-7 December 2007, Toowoomba.

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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ID Code: 14331
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Smart home, assistive technology, healthcare, ICT
ISBN: 9780909756963
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Soar and Peter R. Croll
Deposited On: 07 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:32

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