Nelson Pacheco Rocha
Health Sciences School and University of Aveiro, Portugal
Medtronic Portugal, Portugal
University of Aveiro, Portugal
Technologies for Ageing in Place, Home Monitoring, Chronic Diseases, Older Adults.
Health Information Systems
ICT, Ageing and Disability
Platforms and Applications
Objectives - This study aims to identify: i) the most relevant chronic diseases in terms of the use of
technologies for ageing in place to support home monitoring; and ii) types, outcomes and impacts of
technologies for ageing in place being used to support home monitoring. Methods - A systematic review of
reviews and meta-analysis was performed based on a search of the literature. Results - A total of 35 reviews
and meta-analysis across 4 chronic diseases, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease, and hypertension, were retrieved. These studies compare home monitoring supported by
different technologies with usual care. Conclusion - Home monitoring has positive effects in various health
related outcomes, but further research is required to allow its incorporation in the clinical practice.