New healthcare technologies to support home care of older people.

Pais, Bruno; Buluschek, Philipp; Nef, Tobias; Schütz, Narayan; Saner, Hugo; Gatica, Daniel; Santschi, Valérie (14 August 2019). New healthcare technologies to support home care of older people. Revue médicale suisse, 15(658), pp. 1407-1411. Médecine & Hygiène

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The ageing of the Swiss population is increasing the healthcare needs and costs. Both frailty and chronic diseases affecting older people reduce their ability to live independently. However, the vast majority of older people want to continue living at home, while having a quality of life and receiving the best healthcare services. In this context, new connected healthcare technologies can be a relevant solution to facilitate home care of older people. In this article, we present the issues related to these technologies and, more particularly, to what extent they could contribute to home care of older people and be a benefit for patients and family caregivers, but also for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Finally, the fears and risks associated with these technologies, and the importance of scientifically assessing their usefulness are discussed.

Item Type:

Newspaper or Magazine Article

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research
10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

UniBE Contributor:

Nef, Tobias; Schütz, Narayan and Saner, Hugo Ernst

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0025-6749

Publisher:

Médecine & Hygiène

Language:

French

Submitter:

Angela Amira Botros

Date Deposited:

28 Jan 2020 13:34

Last Modified:

28 Jan 2020 13:34

PubMed ID:

31411832

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/137952

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