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Design of an evaluation of technology, organisation and care for extended living at home by persons suffering from acquired brain injury or dementia: From Virtuality to Reality
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2005 (English)In: Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality / [ed] Pruski, A; Knops, H, 2005, Vol. 16, 343-347 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Assistive technology is expected to facilitate life at home for people with various kinds of cognitive disorder. To study the applicability and adaptation of a number of aids in the daily living at home a three-years project have been launched in Sweden. It consists of undertakings in three municipalities, each planned to comprise some twenty participants about sixty years of age and upwards, suffering either from an acquired brain injury or from dementia. The goal is to acquire knowledge and experience about technical aids, their appropriateness and adaptability to the caretakers and to the organisation supporting them. The housing companies play an important role for the development of the project, as many technical aids are intrinsically linked to the physical building structure. The authors are engaged in the evaluation of the entire project which is in its starting phase. This article outlines some basic principles of the planned evaluation.

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2005. Vol. 16, 343-347 p.
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assistive technology, cognitive disorder, three-years project, evaluation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-35685ISI: 000232131500061ISBN: 1-58603-543-6OAI: diva2:429438
8th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology Location: Lille, FRANCE.
QC 20111018Available from: 2011-07-04 Created: 2011-07-04 Last updated: 2011-10-18Bibliographically approved

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