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Improved solution to monitor people with dementia and support care providers

Raffaeli, Laura; Chiatti, Carlos LU ; Gambi, Ennio; Montanini, Laura; Olivetti, Paolo; Paciello, Luca; Rascioni, Giorgio and Spinsante, Susanna (2017) 7th Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living, ForitAAL 2016 In Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering 426. p.153-169
Abstract

Assistive Technologies offer the possibility to develop services aimed at improving the Quality of Life of patients and caregivers. Specifically, this work refers to the case of persons with dementia who can live in their homes but need to be assisted. This paper describes a monitoring kit that provides alarms to the caregiver in case of dangerous situations or unusual events detected by the sensors. It is composed by a set of non-intrusive sensors installed within the house, and can be configured in order to best fit with the needs of each patient. The proposed system could have the potentiality to reduce the stress that usually affects the caregivers, due to the continuous effort required and the worry about the patients’ safety. The... (More)

Assistive Technologies offer the possibility to develop services aimed at improving the Quality of Life of patients and caregivers. Specifically, this work refers to the case of persons with dementia who can live in their homes but need to be assisted. This paper describes a monitoring kit that provides alarms to the caregiver in case of dangerous situations or unusual events detected by the sensors. It is composed by a set of non-intrusive sensors installed within the house, and can be configured in order to best fit with the needs of each patient. The proposed system could have the potentiality to reduce the stress that usually affects the caregivers, due to the continuous effort required and the worry about the patients’ safety. The improved system results from an existing solution that has been re-visited according to the feedbacks obtained from a pilot trial.

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keywords
Caregiver support, Data analysis, Dementia monitoring, Mobile app
host publication
Ambient Assisted Living
series title
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
volume
426
pages
17 pages
publisher
Springer Verlag
conference name
7th Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living, ForitAAL 2016
conference location
Pisa, Italy
conference dates
2016-06-20 - 2016-06-23
external identifiers
  • scopus:85018698563
ISSN
1876-1119
1876-1100
ISBN
9783319542836
9783319542829
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54283-6_12
language
English
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no
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  author       = {Raffaeli, Laura and Chiatti, Carlos and Gambi, Ennio and Montanini, Laura and Olivetti, Paolo and Paciello, Luca and Rascioni, Giorgio and Spinsante, Susanna},
  booktitle    = {Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering},
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  pages        = {153--169},
  publisher    = {Springer Verlag},
  title        = {Improved solution to monitor people with dementia and support care providers},
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  year         = {2017},
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