Estudio de sistemas de teleasistencia para personas con enfermedades mentales

  1. López Mato, Ana Emma
  2. Santos Mayo, Lorenzo
  3. Torre, Isabel de la
Journal:
RevistaeSalud.com

ISSN: 1698-7969

Year of publication: 2013

Issue Title: iniciativas de Solidaridad Digital en Salud y Bienestar, de las que han sido publicadas a lo largo de estos años de andadura.

Volume: 9

Issue: 36

Pages: 9

Type: Article

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Abstract

Recent studies from different organizations expose the deterioration in mental health that global population is undergoing. The reason of this situation may dwell on several factors, such as stress or loneliness typical of the biggest cities. Consequently, the number of diagnoses of psychiatric diseases is increasing progressively and it is expected to follow this line of growth in the following years. This fact shows the need to invest in research and development in the field of telecare, with the aim of improving the quality of life of those with mental disorders without having to leave their home or implying a burden for their relatives. This report analyzes the state of the art of technical monitoring devices, while attempting to highlight the benefits that the Information and Communication Technologies can bring to society by getting involved in the scope of health and social care.