Lili Liu – Technologies to Support Home Care Services and Community Living

Research on smart homes

Literature review of non-obtrusive technologies to enhance the quality of life and safety of older adults living at home, congregate housing, and assisted living settings.
Funded by Alberta Addiction & Mental Health
Research Partnership Program

Outline

  1. What research has been done on technologies to support community living (smart homes)?
  2. What is the Smart Condo™ project at the University of Alberta?
  3. How can technologies support home-care services and community living? (HCA-T Project)
  4. Health Care on the Cloud

Summary

  • Technologies can support older adults with
  • complex chronic conditions (arthritis, hypertension,
  • heart disease, cognitive impairment) to stay at
  • home. However challenges need to be addressed:
  • Adaptation
  • Accessibility
  • Usability
  • Privacy
  • Accuracy
  • Unobtrusiveness
  • Social & ethical implications
See the presentation below: