Ubiquitous computing for independent living

Bergmann, Neil W. (2011). Ubiquitous computing for independent living. In Jeffrey Soar, Rick Swindell and Philip Tsang (Ed.), Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide (pp. 1-14) Hershey, PA, United States: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-61520-825-8.ch001

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Author Bergmann, Neil W.
Title of chapter Ubiquitous computing for independent living
Title of book Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide
Place of Publication Hershey, PA, United States
Publisher IGI Global
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.4018/978-1-61520-825-8.ch001
Year available 2011
ISBN 9781615208265
Editor Jeffrey Soar
Rick Swindell
Philip Tsang
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Total chapters 19
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Ubiquitous computing technology (ICT) shows great potential in supporting the infirm elderly, and others managing complex health issues, to live independently in their own home. While these technologies have great promise, their adoption level is low in Australia. It is suggested that two concurrent strategies are needed to improve the penetration of ICT-based assistive technology in the community. Firstly, significant trials are needed to verify that such systems can provide improved health outcomes and reduce health system costs for suitably targeted patients. Secondly, research in security and privacy, open standards, human-computer interfaces and new models of care driving software specifications is needed, so that these health system benefits can be achieved at a reasonable cost, and with adequate consideration of the needs of clients and carers. 
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Created: Tue, 15 Feb 2011, 12:46:51 EST by Professor Neil Bergmann on behalf of School of Information Technol and Elec Engineering