Telemonitoring for independently living elderly: Inventory of needs & requirements

Sander Bakkes*, Richard Morsch, Ben Kröse

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Abstract

In this paper we investigate the precise focus required of a telemonitoring system for the domain of independently living elderly. Particularly, we investigate (1) the needs of telemonitoring for this particular domain, and (2) the requirements for such a telemonitoring system. For our investigation, we performed an extensive study of the literature, as well as performed interviews with 36 individuals active in the field. As a result, we established numerous needs to be considered, being foremost information need on safety, with regard to care response on emergencies (e.g., falling incidents, wandering), as well information need on dependence on care, with regard to inactivity, self-neglect and loneliness. Subsequently, we established numerous requirements to be addressed, being foremost the use of non-wearable sensors, unobtrusiveness, durability, reliability, privacy, and ubiquitousness. In our discussion of the requirements, we detailed specifically the topics of focus, functionality, and form of a telemonitoring system for this domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2011
Pages152-159
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2011 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 23 May 201126 May 2011

Publication series

Name2011 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2011

Conference

Conference2011 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2011
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityDublin
Period23/05/1126/05/11

Keywords

  • independently living elderly
  • needs & requirements study
  • Telemonitoring

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