Technology and Care

Journal Articles

Hamblin, K. (2020). Technology and Social Care in a Digital World: Challenges and Opportunities in the UK. Journal of Enabling Technologies, Volume 14 Issue 2, 115–125.

Spann, A., Vicente, J., Allard, C., Hawley, M., Spreeuwenberg, M., and de Witte, L. (2020). Challenges of combining work and unpaid care, and solutions: A scoping review. Health & Social Care in the Community, 28(3), 699–715.

Abdi, S., de Witte, L., and Hawley, M. (2020). Emerging Technologies with Potential Care and Support Applications for Older People: Review of Gray Literature. JMIR aging, 3(2), e17286.

Abdi, S., Spann, A., Borilovic, J., de Witte, L., and Hawley, M. (2019). Understanding the care and support needs of older people: a scoping review and categorisation using the WHO international classification of functioning, disability and health framework (ICF). BMC geriatrics, 19(1), 195.

Spann, A., and Stewart, E. (2018). Barriers and facilitators of older people’s mHealth usage: A qualitative review of older people’s views. Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments, 14(3), 264–296.

Smith, S. K. and Astell, A. (2017). Independent Living Functions for the Elderly (IN-LIFE), Supporting Communication in Dementia,Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 24,. 16–22

Smith, S.K. and Astell, A.J. (2018). Technology-Supported Group Activity to Promote Communication in Dementia: A Protocol for a Within-participants study, Technologies, vol. 6, issue 33, pp. 1–12

Hamblin, K., Fry, G. and Yeandle, S. (2017) ‘Researching Telecare: the importance of context’, Journal of Enabling Technologies, 11 (3): 75–84.

Hamblin, K. (2016) Telecare, obtrusiveness, acceptance and use: an empirical exploration, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 80(2) 132–138.

Wigfield. A., Wright, K., Burtney, E. and Buddery, D. (2013), ‘Assisted Living Technology in Social Care: workforce development implications’, Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol 7. No 4: 204-218.

Reports and findings from our research projects

Knapp, M.; Barlow, J.; Comas-Herrera, A.; Damant, J.; Freddolino, P.; Hamblin, K.; Hu, B.; Lorenz, K.; Perkins, M.; Rehill, A.; Wittenberg, R. and Woolham, J. (2016). The case for investment in technology to manage the global costs of dementia, Report from the Policy Innovation Research Unit to the Department of Health, PIRU: London.

AKTIVE – Advancing Knowledge of Telecare for Independence and Vitality in later life
Sponsor: Funded by the Technology Strategy Board and the ESRC

Read More About The AKTIVE Programme

Keeping in Touch with Technology? Using Telecare and Assistive Technology to Support Older People with Dual Sensory Impairment
Authors: Kate Hamblin, Emma-Reetta Koivunen and Sue Yeandle
Sponsor: Sense
Date: March 2016
Executive Summary (PDF, 424KB)
Full Report (PDF, 669KB)

Workforce Development for Assisted Living Technology: understanding roles, delivery and workforce needs
Authors: Andrea Wigfield, Sian Moore, Christina Buse and Gary Fry
Sponsor: Skills for Care
Date: May 2012

ICT Based Solutions for Caregivers: The Potential of ICT in Supporting Domiciliary Care in England
Authors: Sue Yeandle and Gary Fry
Sponsor: European Commission
Date: January 2010

Telecare: a crucial opportunity to help save our health and social care system
Author: Sue Yeandle
Sponsor: Tunstall Healthcare
Date: August 2009

The Potential of ICT in Supporting Domiciliary Care in England Needs of carers in North Lincolnshire
Authors: Sue Yeandle and Gary Fry
Sponsor: IPTS (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies)
Date: September 2009 – October 2010

‘A Weight Off My Mind’: Exploring the impact and potential benefits of telecare for unpaid carers in Scotland
Authors: Kara Jarrold and Sue Yeandle
Sponsor: Carers Scotland and the Scottish Government
Date: December 2009