Video-Communication in Home Care

Thomas Pfeller, TELEMEDconsult, Faerbergasse 8/14, 1010 Vienna, Austria

It is said that Video Communication in homecare can notably improve the quality of life, for both the elderly and their relatives, by increasing the independence, confidence and security of the elder person while reducing the cost of home care. However, there is a wide gap between the acceptance of video as a useful tool and the actual use of such a system.