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Experimenting Mobile and e-Health Services with Frail MCI Older People

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Institute of Informatics and Telematics, National Research Council, 56124 Pisa, Italy
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Department of Translational Research of New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
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Institute of Information Science and Technologies, National Research Council, 56124 Pisa, Italy
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This paper is an extended version of our paper published in Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on e-Health Pervasive Wireless Applications and Services (e-HPWAS), Limassol, Cyprus, 15 October 2018; doi:10.1109/WiMOB.2018.8589157.
Information 2019, 10(8), 253; https://doi.org/10.3390/info10080253
Received: 15 July 2019 / Revised: 29 July 2019 / Accepted: 2 August 2019 / Published: 5 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue e-Health Pervasive Wireless Applications and Services (e-HPWAS'18))
The ageing population has become an increasing phenomenon world-wide, leading to a growing need for specialised help. Improving the quality of life of older people can lower the risk of depression and social isolation, but it requires a multi-dimensional approach through continuous monitoring and training of the main health domains (e.g., cognitive, motor, nutritional and behavioural). To this end, the use of mobile and e-health services tailored to the user’s needs can help stabilise their health conditions, in terms of physical, mental, and social capabilities. In this context, the INTESA project proposes a set of personalised monitoring and rehabilitation services for older people, based on mobile and wearable technologies ready to be used either at home or in residential long-term care facilities. We evaluated the proposed solution by deploying a suite of services in a nursing home and defining customised protocols to involve both guests (primary users) and nursing care personnel (secondary users). In this paper, we present the extended results obtained after the one-year period of experimentation in terms of technical reliability of the system, Quality of Experience, and user acceptance for both the user categories. View Full-Text
Keywords: long-term care; e-Health services; user experience; reliability long-term care; e-Health services; user experience; reliability
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Delmastro, F.; Dolciotti, C.; La Rosa, D.; Di Martino, F.; Magrini, M.; Coscetti, S.; Palumbo, F. Experimenting Mobile and e-Health Services with Frail MCI Older People. Information 2019, 10, 253.

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