Innovative personal alarms for older people – Touchframe
by Dr Sonja Pedell
Social technologies offer potential for enhancing aged care, but industry has largely focused on formalised care settings, rather than supporting informal care in the home. We developed and examined the use of a novel social technology ‘PictureFrame’ to support the provision of well-being check use for older adults living at home. Our findings demonstrate that ‘PictureFrame’ was valuable for providing reassurance, capturing emotional aspects of caregiving, and for monitoring well-being in subtle, non-intrusive ways.