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Overnight supervision of Alzheimer's disease patients in nursing homes : System development and field trial

Montanini, Laura; Raffaeli, Laura; De Santis, Adelmo; Del Campo, Antonio; Chiatti, Carlos LU ; Rascioni, Giorgio; Gambi, Ennio and Spinsante, Susanna (2016) 2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2016 In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health p.15-25
Abstract

The number of patients affected by Alzheimer's disease among the population is currently growing, while the availability of resources for their assistance is decreasing. A solution for this problem is provided by the use of Ambient Assisted Living technologies, with the objectives to prolong the independent living of patients at home, to relieve assistance burden on caregivers, and to improve care effectiveness in nursing homes. This paper describes an integrated system designed to support the work of nurses during the night, to ensure comfort and safety of Alzheimer's disease patients in nursing homes. The project started from a similar solution designed for home use, suitably re-engineered for adoption in nursing homes. The system has... (More)

The number of patients affected by Alzheimer's disease among the population is currently growing, while the availability of resources for their assistance is decreasing. A solution for this problem is provided by the use of Ambient Assisted Living technologies, with the objectives to prolong the independent living of patients at home, to relieve assistance burden on caregivers, and to improve care effectiveness in nursing homes. This paper describes an integrated system designed to support the work of nurses during the night, to ensure comfort and safety of Alzheimer's disease patients in nursing homes. The project started from a similar solution designed for home use, suitably re-engineered for adoption in nursing homes. The system has been designed according to nurses' requirements and expectations, both by revising some existing functionalities, and by developing new components. The results gained from an experimental trial are also presented and discussed.

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Activity detection, Alarm notification, Behavioural analysis, Environmental sensors, Unobtrusive monitoring
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health
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11 pages
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2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2016
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10.5220/0005790000150025
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  abstract     = {<p>The number of patients affected by Alzheimer's disease among the population is currently growing, while the availability of resources for their assistance is decreasing. A solution for this problem is provided by the use of Ambient Assisted Living technologies, with the objectives to prolong the independent living of patients at home, to relieve assistance burden on caregivers, and to improve care effectiveness in nursing homes. This paper describes an integrated system designed to support the work of nurses during the night, to ensure comfort and safety of Alzheimer's disease patients in nursing homes. The project started from a similar solution designed for home use, suitably re-engineered for adoption in nursing homes. The system has been designed according to nurses' requirements and expectations, both by revising some existing functionalities, and by developing new components. The results gained from an experimental trial are also presented and discussed.</p>},
  author       = {Montanini, Laura and Raffaeli, Laura and De Santis, Adelmo and Del Campo, Antonio and Chiatti, Carlos and Rascioni, Giorgio and Gambi, Ennio and Spinsante, Susanna},
  booktitle    = { Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health},
  isbn         = {978-989-758-180-9},
  keyword      = {Activity detection,Alarm notification,Behavioural analysis,Environmental sensors,Unobtrusive monitoring},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {15--25},
  publisher    = {SciTePress},
  title        = {Overnight supervision of Alzheimer's disease patients in nursing homes : System development and field trial},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0005790000150025},
  year         = {2016},
}