How does selecting a mobile health toolkit affect a service provider’s long term ability to offer ehealth services? We did an evaluation of three mobile health toolkits to see how they enable and restrict service providers. The results are now published.
During the last three years we have been studying a new call center for independent living under development in our city. A new article published in the Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work describes, in form of a longitudinal case study, our findings and implications for technology and research.
Our group has conducted a qualitative study of implementing a GPS-based localization service for people with cognitive impairment. The report, written in Norwegian, is a case study describing in detail how a large municipality in Norway is introducing the service in its health and welfare service portfolio. We discuss findings from all the steps in the service, from early screening of users, to allocation decisions, to daily usage.
Our Jacqueline and NTNU’s Letizia Jaccheri were invited speakers at the last “Empodera Live Event” in Malaga, Spain. The topic for the event was social innovation.
One of the most time-consuming tasks for homecare personnel is to fetch door keys before they visit service recipients at their homes. A number of municipalities in Norway are in the process of acquiring and installing electronic locks in order to eliminate the need for physical keys. But what are the real requirements for e-locks and what are the barriers to introduce e-locks in homecare?
A paper written by Jacqueline and Shanshan has won the prize for the best paper in the International Cultural Heritage Congress that will be held in Granada, Spain, during this week (September 28-October 2, 2015). The paper documents the results from a study of museum and cultural site visitors in Trondheim, Norway, and how they regard ICT as a tool to enhance their experience.
Tens of solutions for automatic detection of falls among elderly are being developed worldwide. But do they really have an effect? This is what we are trying to find out in our trial in Trondheim, Norway. It turns out we are one of very few in the world doing this.
What type of welfare technology research do we really need? What research questions do we need to answer? And are researchers the right people to ask? This is what we want to find out in a large-scale collaboration with the Norwegian municipalities.
We are working on a systematic literature study. We want to know what international research can tell us about using ICT to cope with falls among eldery. We need you to help us answer the right questions. What do you want to know about this topic?
Happy Easter from all of us at Social Inclusion Technologies: Babak, Bjørn Magnus, Jacqueline, Leendert, Marius, Thomas, and Yngve.