Developing a Well-Being Monitoring System – Modeling & Data Analysis TechniquesBy Brown, Steve; Majeed, Basim; Clarke, Nicholas; Lee, Beum-Seuk ; Promoting Independence for Older Persons With Disabilities: Selected Papers from the 2006 International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, Vol. 18, pp. 15-25
Publication Date: 2006
Paper focuses on a telecare-based concept model created to monitor client well being at the United Kingdom’s Care in the Community Centre. Telecare refers to the use of information and communication technology to support independent living for older adults and people with disabilities. Two types of sensors are used to monitor client activities: (1) passive infrared sensors, which are used to track specific client location, and (2) sensors that monitor specific interactions with appliances and furniture such as the refrigerator, toilet, bed, and faucet. Together, the sensors can be used to monitor the following activities: (1) leaving and returning home, (2) receiving visitors, (3) preparing food and eating, (4) sleeping patterns, (5) personal appearance, and (6) leisure activities. The authors contend that the system can allow caregivers to make more timely and appropriate decisions based on the well being of clients, while client social interaction is used as an example in a detailed discussion of the system. This paper was presented by Research & Venturing of the British Telecom PLC and the Department of Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.
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