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)


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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