eHealth 360°. International Summit on eHealth, Budapest, Hungary, June 14-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

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

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_42,
        author={Raymond Bond and Huiru Zheng and Haiying Wang and Maurice Mulvenna and Patrick McAllister and Kieran Delaney and Paul Walsh and Alphonsus Keary and Rub\^{e}n Riestra and Sabina Guaylupo and Matthias Hemmje and Jana Becker and Felix Engel},
        title={SenseCare: Using Affective Computing to Manage and Care for the Emotional Wellbeing of Older People},
        proceedings={eHealth 360°. International Summit on eHealth, Budapest, Hungary, June 14-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={EHEALTH360},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Affective computing Emotion Older people Ageing Dementia},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_42}
    }
    
  • Raymond Bond
    Huiru Zheng
    Haiying Wang
    Maurice Mulvenna
    Patrick McAllister
    Kieran Delaney
    Paul Walsh
    Alphonsus Keary
    Rubén Riestra
    Sabina Guaylupo
    Matthias Hemmje
    Jana Becker
    Felix Engel
    Year: 2017
    SenseCare: Using Affective Computing to Manage and Care for the Emotional Wellbeing of Older People
    EHEALTH360
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_42
Raymond Bond1,*, Huiru Zheng1,*, Haiying Wang1,*, Maurice Mulvenna1,*, Patrick McAllister1, Kieran Delaney2, Paul Walsh2, Alphonsus Keary2, Rubén Riestra3, Sabina Guaylupo3, Matthias Hemmje4, Jana Becker4, Felix Engel5
  • 1: University of Ulster
  • 2: Cork Institute of Technology
  • 3: Inmark Group
  • 4: Research Institute for Telecommunication and Cooperation (FTK)
  • 5: Fernuni Hagen
*Contact email: rb.bond@ulster.ac.uk, h.zheng@ulster.ac.uk, hy.wang@ulster.ac.uk, md.mulvenna@ulster.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper discusses an opportunity for using modalities to support the monitoring of emotional wellbeing of older people. The ageing population is escalating and is associated with an increase in the number of persons with dementia. It is also reported that older people can suffer from social isolation and that people with dementia can experience a range of negative emotions such as anxiety and depression. We present a model to care for a person’s emotional wellbeing in the home using multiple-modalities such as video, audio, electrodermal activity and photoplethysmography.