From red buttons to smart technology support: part 1

Doughty, Kevin (2018) From red buttons to smart technology support: part 1. Independently published. Full text not available from this repository.

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This handbook describes the development of services to support the independence and quality of life of older and disabled people through the use of smart support technologies. It describes the journey from social alarms (or Personal Emergency Response Systems) through three generations of telecare, to the present day where a digital transformation of services is becoming possible through the development of wearable sensors, cloud computing, broadband and mobile telephony. It will be of interest and relevance to a wide range of stakeholders in health, social care and housing services.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Independently published
ISBN: 9781790189656
Departments: Professional Services > Research Office & Graduate School (ROGS)
Additional Information: Kevin Doughty has nearly 40 years of experience in commercial, academic and technological aspects of care and support for older and disabled people. He is a Visiting Professor in Digital Transformation of Care Services at the University of Cumbria.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2019 13:21
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 20:47
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