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.
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?
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?
If you are above 40, as I am, you sure wonder how it will be to get old(er). How will future welfare services be organized? Where will you live? Will you be able to live in your house up in the mountain? Enter Ladesletta health and welfare center in Trondheim.
Our EU project FARSEEING went through an external review by the European commission expert evaluator group earlier this week.
Is Continua the solution to the interoperability problems that the Norwegian municipalities have for their investments in welfare technology? This was the topic of today’s meeting organised by the Norwegian health authorities in Oslo.