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Title: Advances in Telecare over The Past Ten Years
Author(s): Turner, Kenneth J
McGee-Lennon, Marilyn
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Keywords: assisted living
health care
home care
independent living
social care
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Citation: Turner KJ & McGee-Lennon M (2013) Advances in Telecare over The Past Ten Years, Smart Homecare Technology and Telehealth, 1 (1), pp. 21-34.
Abstract: This article reviews advances during the past decade or so in telecare (ie, computer-supported social care at home). The need for telecare is discussed along with how it relates to social and health care. The expected benefits of telecare are also discussed. The evolution of telecare technology is reviewed, covering various system generations. The capabilities of present day telecare are covered, along with its advantages, limitations, and barriers to uptake. Recent evaluations and exemplars of telecare are discussed. The user requirements for telecare are presented, complemented by a discussion of the issues in user and professional acceptance. The article concludes with a summary of past developments in telecare and the prospects for the future.
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