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1st Visit to the Home for the Elderly «Hermanas Giralt», Marianao

1st Visit to the Home for the Elderly «Hermanas Giralt», Marianao (March 1st , 2018)

Participants: María Antonieta Bobes, Elsa Santos, Ana Fernández and Tania Aznielle

Interviewee: Dr. Leonor Gortázar, Director of the Home

The purpose of the visit was to exchange with specialists working in nursing homes about the needs of the elderly and how they can be solved using technology. As a result of the hearing and through the analysis of the main attention problems and of a medical nature, technological proposals were defined to improve these problems, we can mention:

  • Video surveillance
  • Automatic measurement of physiological parameters by medical personnel (blood pressure, heart rate, O2 concentration in blood, temperature, etc.)
  • Sphincter control
  • Spatial location in the home
  • Identification of the presence of pain in elderly people with mental deficit.

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