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The potential of smart homes for injury prevention among the elderly
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, MDALAB - Human Computer Interfaces. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Division of Preventive and Social Medicine and Public Health Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Public Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6049-5402
2002 (English)In: Injury control and safety promotion, ISSN 1566-0974, Vol. 9, no 2, 127-131 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Smart homes promise to make the lives of elderly people more comfortable and safe. Today, there is a significant interest from industry and policy makers in developing these technologies. In theory, the emerging technologies make it possible to provide a new range of services. So far, however, the goal has often been to develop new services for young people rather than assisting old people to improve their quality of life. Especially important is the potential for using these technologies to promote safety and prevent injury among old people because this group is at home more than the other age groups. Networked devices can collect data from sensors and aid decision-making on intervention and other measures. Furthermore, these devices can instruct and remind individuals about safety-related issues.

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2002. Vol. 9, no 2, 127-131 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60324DOI: 10.1076/icsp. 12461840OAI: diva2:356187
Available from: 2010-10-11 Created: 2010-10-11 Last updated: 2013-09-05

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