In this chapter, an introduction is provided into pervasive healthcare technology, specifically as the use of information and communications technology in support of European policies, primarily inclusion. The focus of the chapter, and indeed the book, is on how such technologies can support people suffering from debilitating diseases including Alzheimer’s. The work describes a research project called COGKNOW, comprising a multidisciplinary research consortium of scientists from across Europe, and relates some of the early achievements of the group from some very different perspectives, including technical, clinical, ethical, and of course how the needs of people with dementia and their carers can be harnessed in the development process to produce pervasive healthcare technology and services that are valued by all the stakeholders in the process.
Mulvenna, M., Nugent, CD., Moelaert, F., Craig, D., Dröes, R. M., & Bengtsson, J. E. (2010). Supporting People with Dementia Using Pervasive Healthcare Technologies. In M. Mulvenna, & CD. Nugent (Eds.), Supporting People with Dementia Using Pervasive Health Technologies (pp. 3-14). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-551-2