Medical advances have allowed people to live longer and this has presented different challenges to support them to keep living independently at home. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the situation with less care staff and resources available for the elderly, which have also been spending more time at their homes without external contact. Elderly people are typically looked after by formal (professional carers) and informal (relatives and friends) carers. The work of carers has been increasingly supported using technologies for communication and wellbeing monitoring of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) that elderly people perform in order to detect abnormal events that could negatively affect their wellbeing. This paper presents the design of a rule-based and ADL analysis system that takes data from different sensors as input and presents a number of visualisations in a dashboard as output. The dashboard is as user friendly as possible for both formal and informal carers of elderly people. It is intended that the proposed system can identify both immediate problems, but also trends and deviations from the individual’s norm, or that of a comparable cohort, which indicate the opportunity for pro-active care. This research has been done in collaboration with the Kraydel company, whose staff supported with ideas and with the commercial needs to be considered in the solution design presented in this paper.
|Title of host publication||Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare|
|Subtitle of host publication||15th EAI International Conference, Pervasive Health 2021, Virtual Event, December 6-8, 2021, Proceedings|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 23 Mar 2022|
|Event||EAI PervasiveHealth 2021 - 15th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Online and in person, Tel Aviv, Israel|
Duration: 6 Dec 2021 → 8 Dec 2021
Conference number: 15
|Name||Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering|
|Conference||EAI PervasiveHealth 2021 - 15th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare|
|Abbreviated title||EAI PervasiveHealth 2021|
|Period||6/12/21 → 8/12/21|
Bibliographical noteInvest Northern Ireland is acknowledged for supporting this project under the Competence Centre Programs Grant RD0513853 – Connected Health Innovation Centre.
- Activity Recognition
- Activities of Daily Living