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Using pervasive computing to deliver elder care
January-March 2002 (vol. 1 no. 1)
pp. 10,11,12,13
The Elite Care Information Technology Group has deployed a system with many elements of pervasive computing, including portable and wearable devices and wireless networking, to create intelligent and responsive work and living spaces for the elderly in a residential setting. Elite Care based the setting's layout on an apartment complex rather than a hospital with its hallways and rooms. By using a social care model that has the staff making house calls rather than doctors making rounds, the residents continue to live as normally as they can. In this scheme, pervasive sensors and staff assist residents in maintaining their independence, offering assistance as necessary and using the pervasive sensors to monitor vital signs and health indicators. Elite Care has harnessed the technology in direct and important ways to construct a more humane and human world for its residents and staff.
Index Terms:
public administration,geriatrics,mobile computing,sensors,health care,patient monitoring,computerised monitoring,health indicator monitoring,pervasive computing,elderly care,Elite Care Information Technology Group,portable devices,wearable devices,wireless networking,intelligent responsive work spaces,intelligent responsive living spaces,humane world,elderly residents,residential setting,apartment complex,social care model,staff house calls,pervasive sensors,resident independence,staff assistance,vital signs monitoring,Pervasive computing,Databases,Biomedical monitoring,Infrared sensors,Wireless communication,Humans,Computer security,Data security,Authentication,Communication system security
"Using pervasive computing to deliver elder care," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 10,11,12,13, Jan.-March 2002, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2002.993139
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