Technology and caregiving

Research line 4

Technology and caregiving

We understand the relationship between technology and care with a view to designing and implementing technological support tools for the care process that fit the needs, expectations, and possibilities of the care dyad.


a. Characterize, from the position of the dyad, the current forms of use of technology in care, the expectations associated with such use, the criteria that determine good practices in the use of technology, and the main needs for technological support in the process of care.

b. Design, test and implement technological tools to support the care process, taking into account the expectations, needs, and good practices identified.

c. Generate a Manual on Good Practices for the use of technology in care according to the characteristics of the dyad, expected results, and main users.

Head Researcher

Andrés Aparicio

PhD in Arts, with a major in Theatre Studies and Practices, at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Computer and Systems Engineer, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali.

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Magdalena Calderón

Social worker with a Master in Public Direction. PhD student of Administration Science Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

Gonzalo Varas

Sociologist, student of the Master in Public Policy of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His thesis is related to evaluating the functioning of the Local Care Support Network, especially in the case of caregivers.

José Tomás Ahumada

Engineering student at Universidad de los Andes. He works on the implementation of a system for applying textual replacement rules and complex words, using programming tools to facilitate the process of adapting texts to Easy-To-Read format.