2nd International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Design and Real Life Deployment of a Pervasive Monitoring System for Dementia Patients

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2523,
        author={Friedrich Hanser and Agnes Gruenerbl and Clemens Rodegast and Paul Lukowicz},
        title={Design and Real Life Deployment of a Pervasive Monitoring System for Dementia Patients},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2008},
        month={7},
        keywords={Biomedical monitoring Dementia  Embedded system Medical services Patient monitoring Psychology Senior citizens Sensor arrays Sensor systems Sleep},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2523}
    }
    
  • Friedrich Hanser
    Agnes Gruenerbl
    Clemens Rodegast
    Paul Lukowicz
    Year: 2008
    Design and Real Life Deployment of a Pervasive Monitoring System for Dementia Patients
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2523
Friedrich Hanser1,*, Agnes Gruenerbl1, Clemens Rodegast2, Paul Lukowicz2
  • 1: Research Division for Pervasive Health UMIT, Hall i. Tirol, Austria
  • 2: Embedded Systems Lab, University of Passau, Germany.
*Contact email: friedrich.hanser@umit.at

Abstract

We present the first phase of a project for monitoring elderly people suffering from dementia in the ’real life’ environment of an ’assisted living’ flat associated with a nursing home. Based on monitoring requirements derived in discussions with the nursing staff the system consists of a UBISENSE location system for monitoring location, a sound-system for monitoring vocal interaction, and the TECO ’Particles’ sensor nodes mounted under the beds for sleep monitoring. In this paper we introduce the background and environment of the project, describe the requirements and the system and present some initial data collected in the first deployment period.