Sensor Technology for night surveillance: the experiences of next of kin

Linda Iren Mihaila Hansen
Department of Health and Nursing Science, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Agder, Norway

Mariann Fossum
Department of Health and Nursing Science, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Agder, Norway

Carl Erik Moe
Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Agder, Norway

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Ingår i: Proceedings from The 15th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2017 Kristiansand, Norway, August 29–30, 2017

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 145:16, s. 93-99

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Publicerad: 2018-01-04

ISBN: 978-91-7685-364-1

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


In-depth interviews were conducted to gather information. The aim was to investigate next of kin experiences when healthcare professionals used sensor technology to take care of their relatives in elderly care. Findings show that next of kin experienced better sleep for both themselves and their relatives. Those who were offered the sensor technology services were few. We need more research to conclude how it will work on a larger scale. We know that implementing Information and Communication Technology changes work flow, but we don`t know the effect of how these tools will make changes when implemented on a larger scale.


home healthcare services, night shift, sensor technology, elderly care, welfare technology


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