Advances in Home Care Technologies: Results of the MATCH Project

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Kenneth J. Turner
IOS Press, 2012 - Social Science - 213 pages
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An ageing population is burdening social and healthcare services around the world, and thisproblem is likely to get worse as the percentage of older people continues to rise. Manygovernments are already responding to this challenge, and a key element in their strategies is thedevelopment and deployment of computer-based telecare and telehealth technologies to support care athome in a cost-effective manner. Human involvement in care continues to be central, but home caretechnologies can offer reassurance, and support routine aspects, to the benefit of all concerned. This bookprovides an up-to-date overview of key advances in the relevant
 

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Contents

1 Introduction and Context
1
2 Home Care Systems
11
3 Goals and Policies for Home Care
30
4 Discovering Homecare Services
50
Supporting Mental Health at Home
67
6 Dynamic Configuration of Home Services
86
7 Multimodal Interaction and Technologies for Care at Home
106
8 Spoken Dialogue Interfaces for Older People
118
9 UserCentred Design of Technologies to Support Care at Home
138
10 Forum Theatre as a Method for User Requirement Elicitation for Home Care
162
11 Supporting the Dialogue of Care
183
12 Conclusion and Prospects
203
Subject Index
211
Author Index
213
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