Health smart homes: User perspectives

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Health Smart Homes aim to assist the health and well-being of elderly people through digital technologies, by helping them to continue their daily living activities with safety and independence. This paper presents a landscape review to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of Health Smart Home technologies for advancing autonomy and quality of life from the perspectives of elderly users. The review was derived from an initial search of peer reviewed journals from three different data sources: PubMed (3808 papers), Google Scholar (7987 papers), and Scopus (595 papers). Of these, fourteen articles eventually met the inclusion criteria for the review and were subjected to further data extraction and quality assessment. The aim of this paper is to identify the perceptions of users by reviewing Health Smart Homes functions, services, benefits and implementation. Health Smart Homes could provide more opportunities to deliver IT-based health services by proactively monitoring and customizing the user environment, to the user's needs and preferences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Health
Subtitle of host publicationChanging the Way Healthcare is Conceptualised and Delivered - Selected Papers from the 27th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2019
EditorsElizabeth Cummings, Mark Merolli, Louise K. Schaper
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680064
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2019
Event27th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 Aug 201914 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference27th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2019

Bibliographical note

This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the termsof the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0)


  • Ageing
  • Health Technology
  • Self-Management


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