Platform for frail elderly people supporting information and communication

Y.P. Man, G. Cremers*, M. Spreeuwenberg, L. de Witte

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There is a growing need for technology to support the frail elderly living independently in home situations. Several telecommunication systems already exist. These systems are developed mainly from the perspective of healthcare professionals and focus on efficient delivery of healthcare services. They hardly meet the specific needs of the frail elderly. In this project a platform with specific needs of the frail elderly people has been designed, running on standard PCs. This system supports living independently, social participation, wellbeing, and asking for care services. The platform was evaluated and subjects assess the system as user friendly, and supportive for their independence and self-reliance. They recommend it to other users.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssistive Technology
EditorsC. Sik-Lányi, E.J. Hoogerwerf, K. Miesenberger, P. Cudd
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-565-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Publication series

SeriesStudies in Health Technology and Informatics


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