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CARE Campus: Technology and Aging

Duration

3 weeks

About this course

This course is address to caregivers to gain knowledge and understanding of which technologies to provide to older people depending on their needs with respect to tasks and activities. The course also provides understanding in the assessment process of usability of these technologies and satisfaction of older people to check that the provided technologies match with the person. The course provides practical case studies in order to gain confidence in real scenarios.

What I will learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and describe aging performance decline and daily life functions affected.
  • Perform the assessment process of usability of these technologies and satisfaction of older people to check that the provided technologies match with the person.
  • Which technologies to provide to older people depending on their needs with respect to tasks or activities.

What I need to know

Basic background, knowledge and skills related to health and social care and support of older people.

Modules

  1. Daily life difficulties of older adults
  2. Assistive Technologies for older adult people: impact on the different functions and life dimensions
  3. Methods for caregivers to select the appropriate tool for each older adult

Teachers

Vicente Traver Salcedo

A Doctor in Telecommunications Engineering at Valencia Polytechnic University, his Research, Development and Innovation operations and technological transference pursuits focus on telemedicine and e-health, and directing the SABIEN group (Technological Innovation for Health and Well-being) of ITACA. A professor of Valencia Polytechnic University, he has lectured on ICTs and health subjects since 2001.

Zoe Valero Ramón

She has more than 10 years of experience in research and development in national and European e-health and e-inclusion projects for the SABIEN group. Her work is focused on ICT project management, mobile solutions applied to e-Inclusion, tele-rehabilitation platforms and e-learning programmes focused on ICT and older adults.

Manuel Traver Salcedo

Currently responsible for research on Health and the Internet. His work spans 10 years of activity as a researcher in the TSB-ITACA group and is currently focused on projects on health related to the internet, ranging from the development of portals with information and health content, to studies on the use and integration of social media within the medical environment (Health 2.0). He has developed a great variety of projects, the highlights of which are educarensalud.org, observatic.com and salupedia.org.

Antonio Martínez Millana

He has more than 5 years of experience in research and development of European e-health projects as part of the SABIEN group. His research has focused mainly on the implementation and standardisation of communication protocol between medical sensors and portable desktop applications, concentrating mainly on the management of diabetes, and the design of Personal Health Systems (PHS) within unchecked environments. He is qualified in HL7v2.6 and is an active participant in the development of Continua Health Alliance. He is associated professor at Valencia Polytechnic University since 2016.

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