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Seminar about digital technology in the homes of the elderly

Published: 15 November 2019

When the new elderly housing in Kronandalen is now being built, it is discussed at the same time which digital technology can be good for both residents and employees.  
– We have an assignment to investigate what may be relevant to use, says Per-Olof Egnell, operational manager at EIC, at Luleå University of Technology.

A number of seminars have already been organized by eHealt Innovation Center, EIC, for seniors, researchers, entrepreneurs and various groups of staff from municipalities and Region Norrbotten.

Recently, a conference was held where the focus was on the new homes for eldery at Kronan.

– This is an inspiring opportunity to bring together different ideas, says Monica Forsberg, from the social administration at Luleå municipality.

Technical solutions

A wish that has often been raised at the various seminars is that there should be coordination between Region Norrbotten and the municipality's elderly care, for example when it comes to medical records.

– In the future, I see that there are no different technical solutions for the region and the municipality, says Stig Gabrielsson, IT developer at Luleå municipality.

Ellinor Söderlund, unit manager at Lulsundet's carecenter, testifies about how it can take three weeks to get the washing machine repaired.

– Imagine if you could have it as with the printer, that if something breaks, it automatically enters a fault report, she says.

Apps on smart TV

The co-nurses Sawarin Nonvisad and Susanna Juntti became interested in a digital system that could register when new goods of various kinds were needed.

– When there is a certain number of goods left, an order should go, they said.

There were many ideas that were discussed, including which services that residents get help with via apps on a smart TV.

Per-Olof Egnell

Per-Olof Egnell, Operational Manager

Phone: +46 (0)920 492089
Organisation: eHealth Innovation Centre, Department of Health, Education and Technology
Maria Jansson

Maria Jansson, Senior Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)920 493005
Organisation: Information systems, Digital Services and Systems, Professional Support, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
$!userInfo.givenName Jörgen Nilsson

Jörgen Nilsson, Projektkordinator

Phone: 073 142 7345
Organisation: Norrbottens Kommuner