Remote Assistance for Home Care Workers: Concept and Technical Implementation at a Glance

Cornelia Schneider*, Philipp Rameder, Philipp Kolmann, Birgit Trukeschitz

*Corresponding author for this work

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingContribution to conference proceedings

Abstract

Background:
Long-term care faces severe challenges on the supply (shortages of formal and informal carers) as well as on the demand side (increasing number of care-dependent people). To cope with these challenges, new forms of support for the professional care network are needed.

Objectives:
This paper describes the concept and implementation of a Remote Care Assist (RCA) service, consisting of a web-application for the Care Expert Center (CXC) and Remote Support (RS) applications for the HoloLens 2 as well as for Android and iOS smartphones.

Methods:
Using the evidence-based and user-centred innovation process (EUIP), a Remote Care Assist service was conceptualized and implemented for home care service settings in three European countries.

Results:
After five iterations within two phases of the EUIP, the final feature set of the RCA-service was determined and implemented.

Conclusion:
By working closely with the target group, it was possible to identify potential hurdles and additional requirements such as a well-thought-out interaction concept for the HoloLens or a good organizational embedding of the service.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationdHealth 2023
EditorsBernhard Pfeifer, Günter Schreier, Martin Baumgartner, Dieter Hayn
PublisherIOS Press
Pages39-47
ISBN (Electronic)9781643683874
ISBN (Print) 9781643683867
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

SeriesSeries in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume301

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