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Sjöblom, Jonas 2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis

Abstract [en] : Title: Digital Devices and Data Analysis for Elderly care: A case study Authors: Kristoffer Hermansson and Jonas Sjöblom Background: Digital devices have become part of the society and have changed the world. Due to these devices, large amounts of data have become available. These data with the right tools can be analyzed to provide vital information about a person's health. Since the global health has increased, the number of people today aged 60 and over has doubled since 1980. The digital devices and data analysis will be of great importance for health care to meet future demands. Aim: The thesis aims to explore how data from digital devices can be extracted and used to improve a specific modern nursing home in Sweden. Methodology: A case study was conducted and interviews with five hand-picked respondents were made. With the help of the template analysis, the gathered material was structured and analyzed. To validate the findings a minor field study at a nursing home was made. The nursing home was chosen due to its high-technological nature and its salutogenic approach. Results: Sensors and portable devices have become important means within the elderly care to measure and gain more knowledge of the elderly's health status. With the help of new technologies, more information can be harnessed than ever before. The belief in data to drive a better health care is good, however, it is important to use the data as a foundation to discuss around and not as the only truth. Conclusions: This thesis findings conclude the importance of a strategy when analyzing data. Furthermore, the world is complex and new methods that go beyond the standards of today are needed to analyze it. As huge companies spend time and money on integrating data as a part of the analysis process organization such as nursing homes need to consider both the technological side and the empathy based side of nursing in the future as the two are merging. The need for skilled and more professionals within the elderly care will become more evident in the future. Keywords: Elderly care, Health care, Digital health, Internet of things, Data analysis, big data

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages: 2015. , 53 p.

Keyword [en] : Technology

Keyword [sv] : Teknik, Äldreomsorg, sjukvård, digital hälsa, sakernas Internet, dataanalys, Big Data

Identifiers: URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57127Local ID: dd1e7245-2fe6-4aa5-bac0-130a9a2d2246OAI: diva2:1030514

External cooperation Subject / course: Student thesis, at least 15 credits

Educational program: Systems Sciences, bacheor's level

Supervisors : Nilsson, Harriet

Note: Validerat; 20150817 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

Autor: Hermansson, Kristoffer


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