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Designing self-care for increased health of older people in the digital age

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Coordinator Uppsala universitet - Uppsala universitet Avd för universitetsgemensam IT
Funding from Vinnova SEK 90 000
Project duration November 2021 - March 2023
Status Ongoing

Purpose and goal

This project attempts to tackle three thematic research objectives where design science, ethics and information technology are interrelated: a. to identify the needs and wants of self-care for health from older people. b. to study participatory design approaches for planning elderly care programs in collaboration with municipalities. c. to explore the potential of technology development to support older people’s self-care.

Expected results and effects

The project will be the seed for relevant collaboration with public partners and medical technology actors in the self-care of the elderly. The project will also strengthen cooperation between the universities in Sweden and Japan. The project will lead to further research applications within the MIRAI network (eg STINT, STINT-JSPS, AAL programs).

Planned approach and implementation

This project is scheduled to run for 7 months (November 2021-May 2022). Given the funding range, this project focuses on a basic BS and three "working packages" (WP). WP.1) Self-care needs and wishes for health WP.2) Participatory design of sustainable community in the aging society WP.3) Development of an ELSI-sensitive digital tool for elderly self-care (identifying potential partners for a pilot test of a self-care tool)

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 21 October 2022

Reference number 2021-04992

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