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OPENCARE: Emergent Technologies for the Care of Older Adults in Residential Facilities

  • Vera StaraEmail author
  • Susanna Spinsante
  • Paolo Olivetti
  • Lorena Rossi
  • Laura Montanini
  • Ennio Gambi
  • Gianluca Ciattaglia
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 540)

Abstract

The residential care sector is assuming in Italy an increasingly prominent role, as a consequence of the rapid growth in demand for long-term care caused by the rapid ageing of the population. This pressure is determining a clearly recognized need for innovative solutions to tackle with long term health related issues. This paper presents a recently kicked-off research and development project, named OPENCARE, that aims to improve efficiency and efficacy of care processes in the residential facilities. Following a participatory design approach, many aspects of innovations are detected, in particular by providing a transparent access to the health and status data related to the residents, not only to the care staff for routine management, but also to families and relatives.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vera Stara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Susanna Spinsante
    • 2
  • Paolo Olivetti
    • 1
  • Lorena Rossi
    • 1
  • Laura Montanini
    • 2
  • Ennio Gambi
    • 2
  • Gianluca Ciattaglia
    • 2
  1. 1.IRCCS INRCAAnconaItaly
  2. 2.UNIVPMAnconaItaly

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