Virpi Kuvaja-Köllner, Anna Karttunen, Aija Kettunen and Kerstin Wessig The EmotionAAL project has received funding from the European Community
Started 9/2009, Duration 36 months Partners from 3 countries Austria: Vitaphone Germany: Universities from Marburg and Kassel B Braun Melsungen, Protestant Univ. of Applied Sciences Darmstadt German Retail Federation Opsolution NanoPhotonics German Aerospace Center Finland: Diaconia University of Applied Sciences and ActiveSoft Ltd.
Integrated health and care concept in rural areas in Europe that enhances self care management new biofeedback concepts in two pilots in rural areas in Finland and Germany In practice for example: Health corners with web portal in village shops
Was to get information about four main themes beforethe pilot phase Computer using and Internet connections Interests in doing shopping or health measurements via the computer Interests for health corners in village shops or schools Distances and use of services and care.This presentation will focus on distances and other important issues for living in the rural areas.
Was done in Finland 7/2010 Questionnaires were sent to 586 people, who were living in Pieksämäki rural areas Over 64-years old Response rate 50 % Was done in Germany 5/2011 Questionnaires were sent to 600 people, who were living in Ringgau rural areas (Hessen), only 57 answers All age groups
FINLAND GERMANYVillage centre 3 65 Near centre 10 23 Sparsely 87 12 populated areas
FINLAND GERMANY Shop 12 3Post office 15 5 Bank 20 4 Bus stop 6 0,5
In Finland driving license and own car! Public transport is insufficient in the rural areas, especially during the summer holidays of schools.In Germany the closeness of relatives. Different kinds of social and health care systems and cultures.
The rural areas in Finland and Germany face same problems - services die out - distances grow longerBut…Still there is a big difference betweendistances in Finland and Germany…
The results are comparable only in the issues which have been presentedThe aim of Emotionaal project was to support with ICT solutions the elderly people in rural areas – but in Finland the most thankful grouphas been the people from summer residences The presence of a nurse increases the interest to visit the health corner
The respondents in Finland prefer to do health measurements at home, not in village shop or village school Health corner alone does not attract people, there needs to be a person present – such as a nurse!!! The respondents did not have a lot of interest to get more services to the village shop Respondents in Finland had the feeling that they are worse off because they are living in sparsely populated areas – the services are not offered in all areas