This report, authored by Gabriella Facchinetti, Giorgia Petrucci, Beatrice Albanesi, Maria Grazia De Marinis, and Michela Piredda, was published in MDPI’s International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on June 10, 2023. It condenses insights from 19 articles focusing on utilizing smart home technologies to manage chronic diseases in older individuals. The report considers aspects such as monitoring vital signs, medication management, daily living, mobility, falls, and quality of life. The key takeaway is that smart homes offer potential in chronic disease management by enhancing patient safety, aiding cognitively impaired older individuals, and enabling continuous monitoring by local health providers.
Keywords: Architecture/Engineering, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Audio/Video, Cloud & Data Analytics, Communications, Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Cybersecurity/Privacy, Internet of Things (IoT), Training