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A Knowledge-Based Multimedia Telecare System to Improve the Provision of Formal and Informal Care for the Elderly and Disabled

We have developed a knowledge-based multimedia telecare system, based on a multimedia PC connected by ISDN at 128 kbit/s. The user display is a television. Multimedia material is accessed through a browser-based interface. A remote-control handset is used as the main means of interaction, to ensure ease of use and overcome any initial reservations resulting from ‘technophobia’ on the part of the informal carer. The system was used in 13 family homes and four professional sites in Northern Ireland. The evaluations produced positive comments from the informal carers. There are plans to expand the use of the system.

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Additional Titles
Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Article
ISBN/ISSN
1357633X
Resource Database
A9h academic search complete - exported 11/7/2016
Publication Year
2011
Issue Number
1
Volume Number
7
Start Page
54-55