Using Pervasive and Mobile Computation in the Provision of Gerontological Care in Rural Areas

Carlos R. Cunha, Vítor Mendonça, Elisabete Paulo Morais, Joana Fernandes
2018 Procedia Computer Science  
The provision of gerontological care in rural areas represents an increased management challenge. Framed by the Portuguese Northeast reality, this paper reflects on the role and potential of pervasive and mobile computing in the management of gerontological care, specially in rural areas, explaining the potential of fusion between gerontology and technology and presents a conceptual model to frame it. Finally, it presents a software prototype developed for Android smartphones, capable of assist
more » ... , capable of assist a gerontological care provider in some of their operational practices. Abstract The provision of gerontological care in rural areas represents an increased management challenge. Framed by the Portuguese Northeast reality, this paper reflects on the role and potential of pervasive and mobile computing in the management of gerontological care, specially in rural areas, explaining the potential of fusion between gerontology and technology and presents a conceptual model to frame it. Finally, it presents a software prototype developed for Android smartphones, capable of assist a gerontological care provider in some of their operational practices.
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2018.10.011 fatcat:ijyrkdxc2bbd3l2qcna3cdzfnq