Development of a Mobile Application for the Integral Care and Attention of Elderly People

Paúl E. Vintimilla-Tapia, Jack F. Bravo-Torres, Pablo E. Tamariz-Ordóñez, Yulissa R. Abad-Salinas, Karina de L. Serrano-Paredes, Jenny A. Pacheco-Sarmiento, Sandra C. Salazar-Mostesdeoca

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Abstract

In recent years, the number of people reaching stages of ageing has increased considerably, reflecting a serious public problem. It is not enough to reach long ages, but to guarantee the integral care and attention of each individual. Thus, taking into consideration the difficulties faced by the elderly, States implement social security programs that seek to support their development. Ecuador follows this trend and presents proposals that address a number of fundamental rights, which are considered priority health care services. Although the measures implemented maintain the health, this reality changes when moving from an urban to a rural scenario. This is justified by the fact that in Ecuador, specialists who care for the elderly constantly change their location and, therefore, their patients, rather than maintaining a non-standardized data record on paper, causing inefficiency and waste of time. For these reasons, this article explains a proposal for a mobile application that seeks to standardize and digitalize the collection of medical data from the elderly in rural areas in order to increase the efficiency of current medical processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Technologies - 1st International Conference, ICAT 2019, Proceedings
EditorsMiguel Botto-Tobar, Marcelo Zambrano Vizuete, Pablo Torres-Carrión, Sergio Montes León, Guillermo Pizarro Vásquez, Benjamin Durakovic
PublisherSpringer
Pages217-229
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030425166
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event1st International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2019 - Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 3 Dec 20195 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1193 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2019
Country/TerritoryEcuador
CityQuito
Period3/12/195/12/19

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgment. This project is supported by Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Universidad de Cuenca, Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Instituto Superior Tec-nológico American College and CEDIA. Special thanks to all members of the CEDIA foundation.

Funding Information:
This project is supported by Universidad Polit?cnica Salesiana, Universidad de Cuenca, Universidad Cat?lica de Cuenca, Instituto Superior Tecnol?gico American College and CEDIA. Special thanks to all members of the CEDIA foundation.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Keywords

  • Dentistry
  • Elderly care
  • Information and communication technologies (ICTs)
  • Medicine
  • Multi-disciplinary work
  • Nursing

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