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Implementing an IoT approach to care-awareness in the home

Implementing an IoT approach to care-awareness in the home
Implementing an IoT approach to care-awareness in the home
There is a need for new thinking in care previsions and IOT is likely to play a major role in achieving transformation of care services at lower cost. Such an approach sits at the heart of this work. Here we present the outcome of an ongoing research programme based on sensor and App interventions (trial) at homes of participants who live independently but require care. The results indicate contrasting views of carers and the persons who receive care regarding (a) the uptake and utilisation of IoT, and (b) the potential impact on the quality of life and independence of both groups. In contrast to current telecare solutions that respond to “hard”- acute alerts, our research proposes the introduction of “soft” warnings, based on the continuous evaluation of the occupancy behaviour, care conditions and the home environment. In this context the results suggest that the care needs of a person can be more important determinants of occupancy behaviour than socio-demographic attributes that are typically used in residential occupancy classification. This research under the CareTeam programme, is a non-intrusive IoT approach geared to generate proactive care-awareness to help people who receive care stay independent and active for longer.
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Institution of Engineering and Technology
Bourikas, Leonidas
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Turner, Philip
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Gauthier, Stephanie
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Bourikas, Leonidas, Turner, Philip, Bahaj, Abubakr, Gauthier, Stephanie, James, Patrick, Dalton, Hannah and Allott, Nick (2019) Implementing an IoT approach to care-awareness in the home. In Living in the Internet of Things (IoT 2019). Institution of Engineering and Technology. pp. 1-6 . (doi:10.1049/cp.2019.0163).

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Abstract

There is a need for new thinking in care previsions and IOT is likely to play a major role in achieving transformation of care services at lower cost. Such an approach sits at the heart of this work. Here we present the outcome of an ongoing research programme based on sensor and App interventions (trial) at homes of participants who live independently but require care. The results indicate contrasting views of carers and the persons who receive care regarding (a) the uptake and utilisation of IoT, and (b) the potential impact on the quality of life and independence of both groups. In contrast to current telecare solutions that respond to “hard”- acute alerts, our research proposes the introduction of “soft” warnings, based on the continuous evaluation of the occupancy behaviour, care conditions and the home environment. In this context the results suggest that the care needs of a person can be more important determinants of occupancy behaviour than socio-demographic attributes that are typically used in residential occupancy classification. This research under the CareTeam programme, is a non-intrusive IoT approach geared to generate proactive care-awareness to help people who receive care stay independent and active for longer.

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In preparation date: 2019
Accepted/In Press date: 2 May 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 2019
Published date: 2019
Venue - Dates: Living in the Internet of Things, United Kingdom, 2019-05-01 - 2019-05-02

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Local EPrints ID: 431898
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/431898
PURE UUID: 3ecaef04-cab8-4be1-89e6-859756c8eaf9
ORCID for Leonidas Bourikas: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5289-2157
ORCID for Philip Turner: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8146-0249
ORCID for Abubakr Bahaj: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0043-6045
ORCID for Stephanie Gauthier: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1720-1736
ORCID for Patrick James: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2694-7054

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Date deposited: 20 Jun 2019 16:30
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:38

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