The need to know caregiver perspectives toward using smart home technology

Jarod T. Giger, Martha Markward

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This article reviews the literature on adults with serious mental illness, their caregivers, and smart home technology. The article provides compelling evidence for social workers to undertake research aimed at investigating caregivers' perceptions toward using smart home technology for care of adult family members or friends with a serious mental illness. Empirical support for using smart home technologies with adults with serious mental illness is provided, and recommendations for future social work research are offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-114
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2011


  • In-home health monitoring system
  • Informal caregivers
  • Perspectives and attitudes
  • Serious mental illness
  • Smart home technology
  • Technology acceptance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sociology and Political Science


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