Welfare Technology, Healthcare, and Behaviour Modelling – An Analysis
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Original versionSanchez, V. G. (2019). Welfare Technology, Healthcare, and Behaviour Modelling – An Analysis. Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 26, 296-306 10.3233/AISE190057
Welfare technology is a growing area of research due to the increase in the ageing population. In Nordic countries, public authorities are the primary healthcare providers. Therefore, there is significant of investment to help older people to live as long as they wish at their own home. At the University of South-Eastern Norway, a current project on welfare technology is being developed for this purpose, with a focus on human behaviour modelling. Through the research, gaps were found between the technology and the healthcare aspect of it. Consequently, difficulties for the consumer (the older people) arise. This article presents an analysis of connection and gaps between technology and the healthcare area of welfare technology for the ageing.