Implications of Smart Wear Technology for Family Caregiving Relationships: Focus Group Perceptions

Title
Implications of Smart Wear Technology for Family Caregiving Relationships: Focus Group Perceptions
Author(s)
박순지Scott S. Hall [Scott S. Hall ]Jayanthi Kandiah [Jayanthi Kandiah ]Diana Saiki [Diana Saiki ]Jinhee Nam [ Jinhee Nam ]Amy Harden [Amy Harden ]
Keywords
PARENTAL OVERPROTECTION; DEMENTIA; PEOPLE; TRACKING; SUPPORT; BURDEN; SYSTEM; GPS; INTERVENTION; PERSPECTIVES
Issue Date
201411
Publisher
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Citation
SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE, v.53, no.10, pp.994 - 1014
Abstract
Technological advances in monitoring vulnerable care-recipients are on the rise. Recent and future development of Smart Wear technology (devices integrated into clothing that monitor care-recipients) might assist family caregivers with tasks related to caring for young children, relatives with disabilities, and frail spouses or parents. However, the development and use of this technology in family caregiving contexts is in its infancy. Focus group interviews of family caregivers were conducted to explore perspectives regarding the potential integration of Smart Wear technology into their family caregiving. Responses were analyzed qualitatively for themes related to perceptions of how Smart Wear could impact relationships between caregivers and care-recipients. Three major themes emerged: quality and quantity of interaction, boundary issues, and implications for anxiety. Implications and recommendations are discussed regarding maximizing the potential benefits of Smart Wear technology in ways that promote and protect healthy relationships among caregivers and care-recipients.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/30439http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00981389.2014.925997
ISSN
0098-1389
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