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Research Article

Environment-Aware System for Alzheimer’s Patients

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257523,
        author={Renato Oliveira and Ana Barreto and Artur Cardoso and C\~{a}ndido Duarte and Filipe Sousa},
        title={Environment-Aware System for Alzheimer’s Patients},
        proceedings={4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={alzheimer's disease dementia gsm-gprs gps},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257523}
    }
    
  • Renato Oliveira
    Ana Barreto
    Artur Cardoso
    Cândido Duarte
    Filipe Sousa
    Year: 2014
    Environment-Aware System for Alzheimer’s Patients
    MOBIHEALTH
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257523
Renato Oliveira1,*, Ana Barreto1, Artur Cardoso2, Cândido Duarte2, Filipe Sousa1
  • 1: Fraunhofer Portugal
  • 2: Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto
*Contact email: renato.oliveira@fraunhofer.pt

Abstract

Alzheimer’s disease is a major cause of disability in older people and because of its nature and symptoms it is a huge weight on the caregivers and health system. The aim of this project, developed at Fraunhofer Portugal, is to create a remote monitoring system for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This system comprises a device able to monitor the environment temperature and humidity, the patients location, using GPS, as well as the patient’s movements, including falls. The device sends this information to the caregiver via SMS, and also to a server, where it is stored in a database developed in this work, and which the caregiver can access via a smartphone, using an application also developed in this project. This system therefore affords a close surveillance of the patient’s status as well as access to historical data of the patient’s information.