By Jeffrey Soar, Rick Swindell, Philip Tsang
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However, the trials cannot be simply technology demonstrators: They need to be sufficiently large in sample size and duration to draw meaningful conclusions. The trials will also highlight practical shortcomings of existing systems and technologies. Such trials are now being undertaken in overseas contexts, and shown useful results (Bowes & McColgan, 2006; “SO- 11 Ubiquitous Computing for Independent Living PRANO”, 2009). However, these results need to be replicated in an Australian context to identify potential benefits as well as potential obstacles to adoption in this specific national health-care context.
In the chapter, we will instead present a rather informal taxonomy based on human-oriented capabilities and affordances. In other words, we will look, from a resident’s point of view, at what capabilities are enhanced by the particular Ubicomp-AT systems. assisting with mobility issues Reduced mobility makes it harder to reach typical fixed-location devices and controls in a house such as lighting, telephones and entry doors. Reduced mobility also makes it harder to undertake activities outside the house, such as shopping, visiting friends and family, and medical appointments.
Appropriate, intuitive and efficient user-interface design for Ubicomp-AT, especially for those with mobility, sensory and cognitive impairment, is another area that would benefit from additional research. Who pays? Providing infirm elderly patients with the option of living independently in their own home, supported by appropriate models of care has many advantages. It provides enhanced quality of life for patients who do not wish to be in institutional care. It can provide improved health outcomes by improving the management of chronic conditions, reducing unexpected hospital admissions, allowing earlier discharges from hospital, and delaying entry to longer-term institutional care (Bowes & McGolgan, 2006).
Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide by Jeffrey Soar, Rick Swindell, Philip Tsang