5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Salutogenesis: A new paradigm for pervasive computing in healthcare environments?

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246064,
        author={Cathy Dalton and Kevin McCartney},
        title={Salutogenesis: A new paradigm for pervasive computing in healthcare environments?},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={Keywords-salutogenesis healthcare intelligent environments dementia},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246064}
    }
    
  • Cathy Dalton
    Kevin McCartney
    Year: 2012
    Salutogenesis: A new paradigm for pervasive computing in healthcare environments?
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246064
Cathy Dalton1,*, Kevin McCartney1
  • 1: Cork Centre for Architectural Education
*Contact email: cathydalton2306@gmail.com

Abstract

Salutogenesis is now accepted as a part of the contemporary model of disease: an individual is not only affected by pathogenic factors in the environment, but those that promote well-being or salutogenesis. Given that “environment” extends to include the built environment, promotion of salutogenesis has become part of the architectural brief for contemporary healthcare facilities, drawing on an increasing evidence-base. Salutogenesis is inextricably linked with the notion of person/environment“fit". MyRoom is a proposal for an integrated architectural and pervasive computing model, which enhances psychosocial congruence by using real-time data indicative of the individual’s physical status to enable the environment of his/her room (colour, light, temperature) to adapt on an on-going basis in response to bio-signals. This work is part of the PRTLI-IV funded programme NEMBES, investigating the use of embedded technologies in the built environment. Different care contexts require variations in the model, and iterative prototyping investigating use in different contexts will progressively lead to the development of a fully-integrated adaptive salutogenic single-room prototype.