Abdenour Bouzouane

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To face new challenges caused by society aging, several researchers have initiated the experimentation of serious games as a re-education platform to help slowing down the decline of people suffering from Alzheimer. In the last few years, academic studies have been conducted and some commercial products (Nintendo’s Brain Age, Big Brain Academy, etc.) have(More)
Smart home technologies have become, in the last few years, a very active topic of research. However, many scientists working in this field do not possess smart home infrastructures allowing them to conduct satisfactory experiments in a concrete environment with real data. To address this issue, this paper presents a new flexible 3D smart home(More)
This paper addresses the problem of recognizing the behavior of a person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease at early-intermediate stages. We present a keyhole plan recognition model, based on lattice theory and action description logic, which transforms the recognition problem into a classification issue. This approach allows us to formalize the plausible(More)
Research on progressive dementia increased significantly in the past years due to the urgency of the aging population. Patients suffering from such dementia, for instance Alzheimer's disease, lose efficiency in cognitive spheres such as memory, planning skills, initiative and perseverance. Some researchers tried to evaluate the potential of close-to-reality(More)
The smart home paradigm is a promising new trend of research aiming to propose an alternative to postpone the institutionalization of cognitively-impaired silver-aged people. These habitats are intended to provide security, guidance and direct support services to its resident. To be able to fulfill this important mission, a smart home system first has to(More)
Gesture recognition is a well-establish topic of research that is widely adopted for a broad range of applications. For instance, it can be exploited for the command of a smart environment without any remote control unit or even for the recognition of human activities from a set of video cameras deployed in strategic position. Many researchers working on(More)
Smart home technologies constitute a potential solution to allow people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) to remain in their home. These intelligent houses contain technological devices aiming to provide adapted cognitive assistance (prompts) when needed. However, a literature review of the field revealed a predominant use of verbal prompts with little(More)