Survey of evaluation of the telematic demo of Assistive Technology
The video showcased the research results obtained through the NATIFLife project, aimed at the development of technologies intended for the improvement of the life quality of elderly persons who live on their own.
To live alone safely it is important that a member of the family, a relative, or a doctor, is immediately warned in case of danger. For example, if he or she forgets to take a drug, eats too much or not enough, remains still for too long, sitting or lying, falls down, feels unwell or if there is a gas leak.
It is possible to utilize, to this end, some devices which allow to monitor the activities carried out by the person who lives on its own and, if needed, contact and inform a relative or caregivers.
The whole process does not violate the privacy of the person and does not involve any complex device or change of habits.
The technology showcased in the video is particularly useful and effective also in the current health crisis due to COVID19 during which, because of the restrictive measures taken by the authorities in order to contain the spread of the virus, many elderly people are forced to remain alone at home. In similar situations could be hard receiving frequent visits from relatives or caregivers who can check if everything is fine or if the person living alone needs some kind of help.
We ask you to answer to some easy questions to discover your opinion about the usefulness of the technologies demonstrated in the video.