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The contribution of healthcare smart homes to older peoples' wellbeing: a new conceptual framework

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The contribution of healthcare smart homes to older peoples' wellbeing : a new conceptual framework. / Creaney, Rachel; Reid, Louise; Currie, Margaret.

In: Wellbeing, Space and Society, Vol. 2, 100031, 2021.

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Creaney, R, Reid, L & Currie, M 2021, 'The contribution of healthcare smart homes to older peoples' wellbeing: a new conceptual framework', Wellbeing, Space and Society, vol. 2, 100031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wss.2021.100031

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Creaney, R., Reid, L., & Currie, M. (2021). The contribution of healthcare smart homes to older peoples' wellbeing: a new conceptual framework. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 2, [100031]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wss.2021.100031

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Creaney R, Reid L, Currie M. The contribution of healthcare smart homes to older peoples' wellbeing: a new conceptual framework. Wellbeing, Space and Society. 2021;2. 100031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wss.2021.100031

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Creaney, Rachel ; Reid, Louise ; Currie, Margaret. / The contribution of healthcare smart homes to older peoples' wellbeing : a new conceptual framework. In: Wellbeing, Space and Society. 2021 ; Vol. 2.

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