5th International Workshop on Agents Applied in Health Care

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for the Aid of Cognitively Impaired Elderly Population

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-23635-8_38,
        author={Carolina Rubio and Roberta Annicchiarico and Cristian Barru\^{e} and Ulises Cort\^{e}s and Miquel S\^{a}nchez-Marr\^{e} and Carlo Caltagirone},
        title={
                   for the Aid of Cognitively Impaired Elderly Population},
        proceedings={5th International Workshop on Agents Applied in Health Care},
        proceedings_a={A2HC},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Assistive Technologies Multi-agent Systems Intelligent Tutoring System Activities of Daily Living e-Health},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-23635-8_38}
    }
    
  • Carolina Rubio
    Roberta Annicchiarico
    Cristian Barrué
    Ulises Cortés
    Miquel Sánchez-Marré
    Carlo Caltagirone
    Year: 2012
    for the Aid of Cognitively Impaired Elderly Population
    A2HC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23635-8_38
Carolina Rubio1,*, Roberta Annicchiarico2,*, Cristian Barrué1,*, Ulises Cortés1,*, Miquel Sánchez-Marré1,*, Carlo Caltagirone2,*
  • 1: Technical University of Catalonia
  • 2: Fondazione Santa Lucia
*Contact email: crubio@lsi.upc.edu, r.annicchiarico@hsantalucia.it, cbarrue@lsi.upc.edu, ia@lsi.upc.edu, miquel@lsi.upc.edu, c.caltagirone@hsantalucia.it

Abstract

This paper introduces the concept on the context of Assistive Technologies (AT), in particular using an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) to support the performance of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) while maintaining the intrinsic abilities of cognitively impaired users and relieving their respective caregivers from full time assistance. The key feature of this tutoring system is its capability to adjust the service to the user’s medical profile and his/her environmental context. We present the obtained empiric results while designing and evaluating the service on diverse scenarios with real elder volunteers having a varied range of disability profiles.