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iCarer Project: Intelligent Care Guidance and Learning
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Biomedicine,
  • Communications systems
Information
Abstract
The increasing ageing population is demanding new care approaches to maintain the quality of life of elderly people. Informal carers are becoming crucial agents in the care and support of elderly people, which can lead to those carers suffering from additional stress due to competing priorities with employment or due to lack of knowledge about elderly people?s care needs. Thus, support and stress relief in carers should be a key issue in the home-care process of these older adults. Considering this context, this work presents the iCarer project aimed at developing a personalized and adaptive platform to offer informal carers support by means of monitoring their activities of daily care and psychological state, as well as providing an orientation to help them improve the care provided. Additionally, iCarer will provide e-Learning services and an informal carers' learning network. As a result, carers will be able to expand their knowledge, supported by the experience provided by expert counsellors and fellow carers. Additionally, the coordination between formal and informal carers will be improved, offering the informal carers flexibility to organize and combine their assistance and social activities.
International
No
Congress
XXXII Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Ingeniería Biomédica
960
Place
Barcelona
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-617-2446-8
Start Date
26/11/2014
End Date
28/11/2014
From page
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Actas del Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Ingeniería Biomédica
Participants
  • Autor: Paloma Chausa Fernández (UPM)
  • Autor: Enrique Javier Gomez Aguilera (UPM)
  • Autor: Pedro Antonio Moreno Sanchez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Bioingeniería y Telemedicina
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
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