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ARAUJO, Sarah Nilkece Mesquita et al. Technologies for care to elderly in health services: an integrative review. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.46, pp.562-595.  Epub Apr 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.


Population aging is configured as a global phenomenon and health technologies constitute an important tool aimed at this population.

The objective was to identify literature on the use of light technologies, light-hard and hard in elderly care.


This is a literature integrative review study conducted in the databases Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE - CAPES Portal), Literature Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences (Lilacs) and Scientific Electronic Library Online (Scielo), through the descriptors: elderly technology, health services and care and their counterparts in English. Was included articles in full, original and published in January 2010 to October 2015, in Portuguese, English and Spanish, conducted with persons 60 years or older.


The study addressed worked mainly with hard technologies of care to the elderly, from the use of software and motion sensors. In the light-hard technologies we observed the validation of educational booklets and in light technologies were explored the themes of communication and empowerment of the elderly in health services.


It was concluded that the implementation and the development of technologies geared to the needs of the elderly it is necessary to establish suitable and innovative conditions for satisfactory care of this population segment.

Keywords : Elderly; Technology; Health services; Care.

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