Due to decline in their cognitive function, elderly people with mild dementia living alone at home are at risk of making errors in their activities of daily living (ADLs). In order to help such people, most activity recognition systems for assistive living in smart homes attempt to classify activities from coarse grained context such as location or time of… (More)
Rehabilitation with physical therapy exercises is important to maintain and regain desirable physical strength to patients who underwent surgery or suffer temporary physical impairments. This process generally requires the patient to perform exercises regularly and correctly with assistance from therapist at a rehabilitation clinic. But this approach… (More)
We present a solution for detecting dementia-related travel patterns using only inertial sensors. The results and lessons learnt from the experiments on dementia and non-dementia subjects are reported.
On account of chronic neurocognitive disorders, many people progressively lose their autonomy and become more dependent on others, finally reaching the stage when they need round-the-clock care from caregivers. Over time, as patients' needs increase with the evolution of their diseases, caregivers experience increasing levels of stress and burden.… (More)
— Incontinence is one of the major healthcare issues in everyday nursing care especially for frail elderly and patients with dementia (PWD) in nursing homes. Urinary incontinence and diaper use are prevalent in PWD due to decline in intellect and physical activities. They may lie in soiled diapers for prolonged periods resulting in indignity, discomfort,… (More)