Life-Based Design of Digital Services Supporting the Sense of Security for Home-Dwelling People Living With Memory Disorder

  • Hanna-Mari Pesonen University of Oulu, Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, Faculty of Medicine
  • Milla Immonen VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
  • Jouni Kaartinen VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
  • Jaana Leikas VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
  • Satu Elo University of Oulu, Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, Faculty of Medicine
Keywords: digital services, Finland, home-dwelling, life-based design, memory disorder, sense of security

Abstract

Memory disorder impairs people’s independent functioning in daily life and thus threatens their safe living at home. Living at home safely requires the diversification of in-home services and forms of assistance for those living with memory disorder. The aim of this paper is to describe the life-based design process of the ongoing TuTunKo-project (2016-2017) and provide ideas for a practical operational model based on the experiences gained during the project. The goal of the project is to design a platform for digital services that support the sense of security and quality of everyday life of home-dwelling people living with memory disorder. In addition, instruments will be developed to evaluate the sense of security and life management of those with the condition and their family members.


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Published
2017-04-03
How to Cite
Pesonen, H.-M., Immonen, M., Kaartinen, J., Leikas, J., & Elo, S. (2017). Life-Based Design of Digital Services Supporting the Sense of Security for Home-Dwelling People Living With Memory Disorder. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 5, (GKR);e39:(1-3). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/237
Section
Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources. Vol. 10, 2017