Experimenting Mobile and e-Health Services with Frail MCI Older People

Franca Delmastro, Cristina Dolciotti, Davide La Rosa, Flavio Di Martino, Massimo Magrini, Simone Coscetti, Filippo Palumbo
2019 Information  
The ageing population has become an increasing phenomenon world-wide, leading to a growing need for specialised help. Improving the quality of life of older people can lower the risk of depression and social isolation, but it requires a multi-dimensional approach through continuous monitoring and training of the main health domains (e.g., cognitive, motor, nutritional and behavioural). To this end, the use of mobile and e-health services tailored to the user's needs can help stabilise their
more » ... stabilise their health conditions, in terms of physical, mental, and social capabilities. In this context, the INTESA project proposes a set of personalised monitoring and rehabilitation services for older people, based on mobile and wearable technologies ready to be used either at home or in residential long-term care facilities. We evaluated the proposed solution by deploying a suite of services in a nursing home and defining customised protocols to involve both guests (primary users) and nursing care personnel (secondary users). In this paper, we present the extended results obtained after the one-year period of experimentation in terms of technical reliability of the system, Quality of Experience, and user acceptance for both the user categories.
doi:10.3390/info10080253 fatcat:ftcymwo235fibiilth2jw6guk4