Bruno Niman, Alejandro Rodríguez-Ascaso, Steve Brown, Torbjørn Sund
Telecare can be defined as the use of ICT to support the delivery of care directly to people outside of conventional care centers, such as hospitals or residential homes. A telecare system can be as simple as providing a person with the means to alert a remote care provider of their need for assistance. More advanced systems might automatically detect the need for assistance by monitoring activity or lack of it, using ambient or body-worn sensors. Evidence suggests that telecare can reduce care costs ; nevertheless it has yet to become a serious alternative to hospital or residential care.…
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