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It's not the technology.....The challenges in Assisted Living are in economic and business modelling, in organisational change, and social and behavioural studies

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Worsley, G. ; Assisted Living Innovations Platform for the UK Technol. Strategy Board, Swindon, UK

Collectively the concept of assisted living covers what is otherwise often described as telecare, and telehealth. Driven by demographic changes, and the consequent growth in people with long term health conditions (chronic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, type II diabetes and dementia) significant investment are been made in technology research and development, but the key challenges are not technological, but in the social sciences.

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Wireless Communication, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology, 2009. Wireless VITAE 2009. 1st International Conference on

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17-20 May 2009