Mobile Devices in Home Care

The aim of this project is to study the use of mobile devices in home care and together with the partners develop and evaluate prototypes of new applications of such devices. In addition the project will explore how such applications may transform established work-based communication practices and support the empowerment of patients receiving home care. The development of applications for this type of mobile devices, which are characterized by small displays and limited (wireless) network capabilities, requires much attention to interaction design and the severe limitations of speed and security caused by the underlying wireless communication network.