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Digital health and care study on elderly monitoring

  • Sustainable technologies are being increasingly used in various areas of human life. While they have a multitude of benefits, they are especially useful in health monitoring, especially for certain groups of people, such as the elderly. However, there are still several issues that need to be addressed before its use becomes widespread. This work aims to clarify the aspects that are of great importance for increasing the acceptance of the use of this type of technology in the elderly. In addition, we aim to clarify whether the technologies that are already available are able to ensure acceptable accuracy and whether they could replace some of the manual approaches that are currently being used. A two-week study with people 65 years of age and over was conducted to address the questions posed here, and the results were evaluated. It was demonstrated that simplicity of use and automatic functioning play a crucial role. It was also concluded that technology cannot yet completely replace traditional methods such as questionnaires in some areas. Although the technologies that were tested were classified as being “easy to use”, the elderly population in the current study indicated that they were not sure that they would use these technologies regularly in the long term because the added value is not always clear, among other issues. Therefore, awareness-raising must take place in parallel with the development of technologies and services.

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Author of HS ReutlingenMartínez Madrid, Natividad; Gaiduk, Maksym
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:rt2-opus4-33492
DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/su132313376
ISSN:2071-1050
Erschienen in:Sustainability
Publisher:MDPI
Place of publication:Basel
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Publication:2021
Tag:home health systems; sleep monitoring; sustainable technologies; technology acceptance
Volume:13
Issue:23
Page Number:18
Article Number:13376
DDC classes:333.7 Natürliche Ressourcen, Energie und Umwelt
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Creative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International