Eldercare Technology for Clinical Practitioners (Aging by Majd Alwan, Robin Felder

By Majd Alwan, Robin Felder

This significant instruction manual addresses applied sciences special on the evaluation, early detection and the mitigation of universal geriatric stipulations. those contain decline in practical skills, gait, mobility, sleep disturbance, imaginative and prescient impairment, listening to loss, falls, and cognitive decline. This publication not just describes the kingdom of either embedded and wearable applied sciences, but in addition makes a speciality of examine displaying the capability application of those applied sciences within the box.

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Rantz et al. through more consistent data entry, faster retrieval of information, and improved reliability of data sources. An important aspect of IT sophistication that is related to interface development is the usability of IT systems. Functional sophistication and integration of clinical decision support can be positively or negatively affected by the users’ perceptions, accuracy of information input into the system, and the specificity of information guiding users’ decisions. Increased levels of IT support and training personnel can improve usability, contribute to the design of sophisticated systems, keep the technology up and running smoothly, and are important for maintaining connections with users of IT.

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24 M. Rantz et al. 5 End-User Perceptions of Home-Based Technologies for Functional Assessment It is axiomatic that end-users’ perceptions of an “elective” home-based technology for functional assessment are central to whether they accept and adopt it. Such perceptions contribute to, possibly determine, success in both the implementation and the sustained use of these technologies. Ideally, end-users of such information-based health-monitoring technologies work in partnership with their health care providers to “co-produce” the quality of their care and, ultimately, their health [98, 99].

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