Assistive Technology for Independent Living with Dementia: Stylized Facts and Research Gaps

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_830A9A0996A2
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Assistive Technology for Independent Living with Dementia: Stylized Facts and Research Gaps
Périodique
Health Policy and Technology
Auteur(s)
Bächle Michael, Daurer Stephan, Judt Andreas, Mettler Tobias
ISSN-L
2211-8837
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
7
Numéro
1
Pages
98-111
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Background: Demographic change and continuously increasing spending on public health have intensified the public debate as well as deliberations on the development and deployment of new assistive technologies; particularly for dementia patients as it affects a large and increasing number of people, not only causing massive social distress, but also great economic losses. Recent advancement in assistive technologies (AT) have therefore fueled the debate on new, IT-reliant ways of providing cure and care of dementia. Still the impact on practice has been little. With this paper, we want to find out to which extent current studies have discussed the impacts of AT for dementia.
Methods: We conduct a scoping review of the literature. We identified n=539 unique articles, out of which n=36 reported on impacts of AT use in the context of dementia. Based on this subset, we extracted a list of original statements, which was then further aggregated to 6 stylized facts.
Results: The identified stylized facts describe common findings that can be observed in most studies reporting on IT-reliant assistive tools for dementia patients although applying different methods, focusing on different technologies, or working in different contexts.
Conclusions: While the identified stylized facts indicate how much evidence behind certain common assumptions is, we additionally found that studies in the area of AT for dementia often neglect the socio-economic and ethical dimension. These are important research gaps for future work.

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