9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

ProxyCare: Integrating Informal Care into Formal Settings

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2015.259109,
        author={Florian G\'{y}ldenpfennig and Francisco Nunes and Geraldine Fitzpatrick},
        title={ProxyCare: Integrating Informal Care into Formal Settings},
        proceedings={9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2015},
        month={8},
        keywords={informal care formal care chronic care dementia monitoring system},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2015.259109}
    }
    
  • Florian Güldenpfennig
    Francisco Nunes
    Geraldine Fitzpatrick
    Year: 2015
    ProxyCare: Integrating Informal Care into Formal Settings
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2015.259109
Florian Güldenpfennig1,*, Francisco Nunes1, Geraldine Fitzpatrick1
  • 1: Vienna University of Technology
*Contact email: florian.gueldenpfennig@tuwien.ac.at

Abstract

Chronic care is complex and involves patients, carers, and clinicians. Technology for chronic care has been developed to support formal and informal care settings. However, the integration between these two care settings has rarely been investigated. In this paper, we describe ProxyCare, an informal care technology for people living with dementia (PwD), which was successfully integrated in a formal care setting - a nursing home - for four weeks. Reflecting on our design considerations and pilot, we draw implications for the design of informal care technologies that integrate well into institutionalized settings.