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Technical assistance systems - how a conscious approach can enrich the care of older people

po Ruth Dankbar
Jezik: EN
Document available also in: DE

Technical assistance systems such as emergency call buttons with locating systems or sensor mats that provide information about falls can relieve carers and improve the quality of care. However, such systems can be perceived as controlling and patronising by seniors. Also, there are data protection risks, as it is easy nowadays to violate privacy and view health-related data.

The Erasmus+-funded project "TechCare" focuses on this conflict and provides information on ethical, legal, and social aspects of the use of assistance systems in the form of a Moodle-based online training course. The aim is to reduce prejudices and to enable a purposeful and conscious integration of such systems in everyday life of seniors.

The training is aimed at seniors, their relatives, and caregivers and enables them to better assess the opportunities and risks of new technologies by changing their perspective. Various learning modules are offered in a total of five languages. In addition, there will be face-to-face events in the partner countries. 

Further information can be found on the project homepage:

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