EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities 16(4): e1

Research Article

Addressing the Deployment Challenges of Health Monitoring Devices for a Dementia Study

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261638,
        author={Tim Collins and Sarah Aldred and Sandra Woolley and Sahara Rai},
        title={Addressing the Deployment Challenges of Health Monitoring Devices for a Dementia Study},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities},
        volume={16},
        number={4},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={SC},
        year={2015},
        month={12},
        keywords={activity monitoring, dementia},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261638}
    }
    
  • Tim Collins
    Sarah Aldred
    Sandra Woolley
    Sahara Rai
    Year: 2015
    Addressing the Deployment Challenges of Health Monitoring Devices for a Dementia Study
    SC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261638
Tim Collins1,*, Sarah Aldred1, Sandra Woolley1, Sahara Rai1
  • 1: University of Birmingham
*Contact email: T.Collins@bham.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper presents the findings of a technological adoption assessment of health monitoring devices for a dementia study. The work was motivated by the need to monitor physical activity interventions in a study cohort of dementia patients living with caregiver support in the community. The system requirements were for a discrete and unobtrusive solution with activity level (energy expenditure) and heart rate monitoring. In addition to fulfilling system requirements, successful technology adoption requires careful consideration of practical challenges in deployment. The paper addresses these challenges - in particular, aspects relating to the servicing and maintenance of units over the study period and the access and synchronisation of data. Test data visualisations and data mining results for sustained, long-term data capture are provided.