SenseCare: Using Affective Computing to Manage and Care for the Emotional Wellbeing of Older People

RR Bond, Huiru Zheng, Haiying / HY Wang, Maurice Mulvenna, Patrick McAllister, Kieran Delaney, Paul Walsh, Alphonsus Keary, Rubén Riestra, Sabina Guaylupo, Matthias Hemmje, Jana Becker, Felix Engel

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Abstract

This paper discusses an opportunity for using affective computingmodalities to support the monitoring of emotional wellbeing of older people.The ageing population is escalating and is associated with an increase in thenumber of persons with dementia. It is also reported that older people can sufferfrom social isolation and that people with dementia can experience a range ofnegative emotions such as anxiety and depression. We present a model to carefor a person’s emotional wellbeing in the home using multiple-modalities suchas video, audio, electrodermal activity and photoplethysmography.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeHealth 360°
PublisherSpringer
Pages352-356
Volume181
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49654-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Affective computing
  • Emotion
  • Older people
  • Ageing
  • Dementia

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