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Informatics 2017, 4(2), 14; doi:10.3390/informatics4020014

Medical and Para-Medical Personnel’ Perspectives on Home Health Care Technology

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INRCA—National Institute of Health & Science on Ageing, Via S.Margherita 5, 60124 Ancona, Italy
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E-Result, Piazzale Luigi Rava n. 46, Cesena, 47521 (FC), Italy
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Academic Editors: Shuai Zhang, Chris Nugent, Jens Lundström and Min Sheng
Received: 7 April 2017 / Revised: 16 June 2017 / Accepted: 16 June 2017 / Published: 19 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ambient Assisted living for Improvement of Health and Quality of Life)
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Abstract

User-based research is strongly recommended in design for older adults. The aim of this paper is to focus the attention on the poorly explored role of medical and para-medical personnel’s perspective on home health care technologies using data that have been gained during the “Active Ageing At Home” (AA@H) project. A focus group was organized at the National Institute of Health & Science on Ageing (INRCA) in Italy. Results demonstrate that several challenges deserve a stronger effort by the whole research sector on ageing and technology: (1) a leading role of the participatory design process; (2) the assessment of the added value of health technologies through robust methods; (3) the definition of an unique identity and well established practices among disciplines; (4) the creation of favorable prerequisites and conditions to the technology uptake. View Full-Text
Keywords: home health care technology; active ageing; user perspective analysis home health care technology; active ageing; user perspective analysis
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Stara, V.; Rossi, L.; Borrelli, G. Medical and Para-Medical Personnel’ Perspectives on Home Health Care Technology. Informatics 2017, 4, 14.

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