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Nuno Pombo , Susanna Spinsante , Carlos Chiatti , Paolo Olivetti , Ennio Gambi and Nuno Garcia


The ubiquity of mobile devices and the pervasive Internet raised a new paradigm in care models, based more on contacts than on visits. However, the effects of assistive computerised systems on practitioners and patients remain understudied, and their promise of increasing self-care, acceptability, and accuracy of healthcare monitoring mostly untested. Similarly, evidence remains controversial concerning the effectiveness of providing support to caregivers of Alzheimer's disease patients, through technological devices integrated with existing care services. This paper aims to contribute further results and evidences gained from experimental trials, related to two different solutions: an electronic pain monitoring system, and a technological kit to support Alzheimer's patients caregivers. The positive outcomes suggest to further extend similar studies, to better clarify the role and realistic expectations on the use of ICT in healthcare.


remote monitoring, electronic diary, dementia caring, sensors, acceptability, compliance