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The National Medtech & Biotech Summit - Dublin, 14 March, 2018

This gathering of over 1000 senior management from the Medtech and Biotech sector offers an opportunity for the sector to gather and keep up to keep up-to-date with the latest innovations, best practice and new technology solutions

Over 30 speakers and 50 exhibitors will inform and educate the delegates who have gathered to network and listen to key note talks.

Oneview Healthcare's own Joan Cahill will be presenting: Biopsychosocial models of wellness and the design of new technologies for older adults domicile in residential homes and assisted living communities.

Synopsis: The advancement of assistive technology raises questions in relation to the values of society in terms of promoting positive values around ageing and protecting an older person’s dignity and rights.

This talk reports on human factors research pertaining to the development of new assisted living technology enabling independence, quality of life and social participation for older adults, domicile in residential homes and/or assisted living communities. A key objective of the technology is to enable a vision of care where older people are socially engaged, have continuity in living experience and have a voice.

This human factors research is being undertaken as part of an industry and academia collaboration involving researchers from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Oneview Healthcare

Overall, future assisted living (AL) technology should be premised biopsychosocial models of wellness and support relationships between older adults and members of the personal and professional community. New technologies should facilitate wellness and communication/connection, and not simply risk assessment. New technology provides an opportunity to bridge existing information gaps between care planning, care assessments and daily care. Overall this technology needs to be intuitive and uphold the resident’s dignity and rights. Person to person interaction is central to care delivery. The introduction of new technology should enhance this interaction, and not threaten it.

New assisted living technology affords the possibility for improved social relationships, enhanced wellbeing, better quality of care, and independence. Such technologies require careful consideration in relation to adapting to age/condition and managing issues pertaining to resident consent, privacy and human contact.

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