AAL Forum, 24-27 September 2012, Eindhoven.
Authors: Konstantinos Avgerinakis, Alexia Briassouli, Ioannis Kompatsiaris.
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas-Information Technologies Institute (CERTH-ITI), Surrey University.
Contact person: Konstantinos Avgerinakis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The worldwide increase in life expectancy entails age-related health issues, multiplying healthcare costs every year, among which dementia is prominent, with a new case every four seconds. Technologies that monitor activities of daily living (ADL) can allow a person with dementia to remain independent, reducing the burden on family/friends and decreasing healthcare costs. They also offer an increased sense of safety, since emergencies can be detected and appropriate feedback will be provided to assist the person with dementia in daily life and cognition issues.We propose a solution for remote monitoring that provides alarms when unusual events occur or the person cannot carry out usual daily activities.