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The Lighthouse Alarm and Locator trial - A pilot study

Melander-Wikman, A.; Jansson, M.; Hallberg, J.; Mörtberg, C. and Gard, G. LU (2007) In Technology and Health Care 15(3). p.203-212
Abstract

An important factor for health is the possibility to be active and mobile. To make this possible various kinds of support are needed. Integrating geographical information systems technology and user experiences is important in the development of more user-friendly positioning devices. The Lighthouse Alarm and Locator trial aimed to test a new mobile alarm system with additional functionality such as positioning and monitoring of vital signs which can be used regardless of location (in hospital, at home). The system was tested by elderly persons from a pensioner organisation and home care personnel answered up on the alarms. After the tests qualitative interviews were performed with the two groups. The results showed that their... (More)

An important factor for health is the possibility to be active and mobile. To make this possible various kinds of support are needed. Integrating geographical information systems technology and user experiences is important in the development of more user-friendly positioning devices. The Lighthouse Alarm and Locator trial aimed to test a new mobile alarm system with additional functionality such as positioning and monitoring of vital signs which can be used regardless of location (in hospital, at home). The system was tested by elderly persons from a pensioner organisation and home care personnel answered up on the alarms. After the tests qualitative interviews were performed with the two groups. The results showed that their experiences of the new mobile alarm system could be described in three main categories: to be supervised, to feel safe and to be mobile. These categories formed a theme: Positioning - an ethical dilemma. The clients' mobility was perceived to increase. The personnel did not think that positioning was ethical but the clients (elderly) did.

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Home care, Mobility, Positioning, Safety alarm
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10 pages
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IOS Press
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0928-7329
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  author       = {Melander-Wikman, A. and Jansson, M. and Hallberg, J. and Mörtberg, C. and Gard, G.},
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  number       = {3},
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  series       = {Technology and Health Care},
  title        = {The Lighthouse Alarm and Locator trial - A pilot study},
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  year         = {2007},
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