Using smart home technology to understand the desires of informal carers of persons with dementia living in the community
Lisa Sheehy, PhD, PT
Award: 2021 Compassion and AI Grant
- Aging in Place
- Smart Home Technology
Affiliate Investigator, Bruyére Research Institute
Smart home technology is being adapted to support the care at home of persons with dementia (PWD). This technology has potential to reduce burden on informal carers and improve their quality of life; however, it is unknown what the desires are of informal carers with respect to the use of smart home technology. Lisa’s study will interview 15 carers, to determine how smart home technology might address behavioural and safety concerns of their loved one.