Are you OK? An Android application for assisted living

Rajendran, Dileep and Hunt, Tim D. and Nikora, Mark and Bennett, Susan (2013) Are you OK? An Android application for assisted living. In: CITRENZ2013: 26th Annual Conference of Computing & Information Technology Research & Education New Zealand: Engaging With Communities, 6-9 October, 2013, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Assistive Technology is being used to enhance the care of elderly people. This paper introduces describes an Android application developed by the authors as part of the assisted living research projects at Wintec. The application allows a care-giver (carer) to check the wellness of their service user(s) at regular intervals. With user permission, information can be sent and stored on the cloud and Short Message Service (SMS) messages sent to a carer if needed. Basic testing of the application functionality is completed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information:This poster won the "Best staff poster' award at the conference.
Keywords that describe the item:Assistive technology, cloud computing, mobile applications, Android, elderly care, disabled care, alerts.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
ID Code:2817
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Deposited On:25 Oct 2013 02:44
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