Project : Sensor technology to reduce caregiver stress among unpaid caregivers of older adults

Research Area: Cognitive Impairment

 

Brief Abstract:

Recent advances in  technology provide opportunities to support caregivers using technological solutions to help t deliver more efficient care, reduce the burdens of care and enhance caregivers’ overall quality of life. Using sensor technology (wearable/installed at home or on appliances) can help gather information on care recipients’ behaviors, health status and environment to keep caregivers informed when they are at work or away from home. The proposed research aims to explore whether and the extent to which sensor technology and electronic information transfer have a positive impact on reducing caregiver stress.

 

Contact Information:

Margaret Saari RN, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
CIHR – Saint Elizabeth Research Centre & University of Waterloo – Health System Impact Fellow
margaret.saari@uwaterloo.ca

 

Affiliated Organizations:

 

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