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A Reward System for Collaborative Care of Elderly based on Distributed Ledger Technologies
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4549-6751
Luleå tekniska universitet.
2017 (English)In: In the proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and TechnologiesUBICOMM 2017. / [ed] IARIA, 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

 This paper presents the design and implementation of a reward system for collaborative care of elderly based on distributed ledger technologies. The work is motivated by the demographic change, where an aging population consequently increases the need for care. This causes a great tension in our society, as care resources become increasingly constrained, both regarding costs and availability of care staff. Much of the daily care of the elderly is today done by family members (spouses, children) and friends, often on a voluntarily basis, which adds to the tension. The core idea of this work is to help broaden the involvement of people in caring for our elderly, enabled by a system for collaborative care. The proposed system benefits from recent advances in distributed ledger technologies, which similarly to digital currencies, are build on the ability for mutual agreements between people who do not know each other. The system also benefits from recent gamification techniques to motivate people to collaborate on a larger scale through performing simple daily tasks. The system builds on rewards automatically given when these smart contracts are fulfilled, a gamification technique that is believed to maintain motivation of the volunteers. In this paper, we thus describe a reward system designed to connect elderly and volunteers by mutual agreements implemented as smart contracts. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
Blockchain; Collaborative Care; Gamification
National Category
Other Computer and Information Science Media and Communication Technology
Research subject
Mobile and Pervasive Computing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66509OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-66509DiVA: diva2:1155678
Conference
11th International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies UBICOMM 2017, Barcelona, Spain, November 12 - 16 2017
Projects
Vinnova Concedo
Funder
VINNOVA, 2016-04562
Available from: 2017-11-08 Created: 2017-11-08 Last updated: 2017-11-24

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