Research and innovation project with loneliness-reducing technology in elderly care in Oslo, where Nursing Home agency, City of Oslo (SYE) and No Isolation will adapt the consumer technology KOMP for use in institutions.
KOMP is a computer and screen with only one button, developed by No Isolation for users with limited digital competence.
At the project's end, a total of 340 KOMP units will be implemented at 17 municipal nursing homes in Oslo. OsloMet will study the implementation process, the innovation process, and the effects of use.
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The most important challenges that research can help to illuminate are related to
- Innovation processes, where experiences from residents, relatives and service providers affect the further development of the KOMP technology
- The effects of KOMP on the communication between residents and relatives, and on the residents' quality of life in that context
- The potential of KOMP as a communication tool between employees, residents and relatives, and the effect on the relatives' experience of the nursing home service in that context
- The benefits of KOMP are weighed against other communication tools (such as tablets, PCs with webcams, or other more specialized technologies such as the mobile telepresence robot Giraffe), in terms of efficiency and resource savings
The project received financial support from the Norwegian Research Council in July 2020. It is part of the larger research project Virtual Presence, the research group WATT (Welfare Access Through Technology), and CEDIC (Research Centre for Digitalisation of Public Services and Citizenship).