4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

RFID: Recognizing failures in dressing activity

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8896,
        author={Kyriaki Kalimeri and Aleksandar Matic and Alessandro Cappelletti},
        title={RFID: Recognizing failures in dressing activity},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2010},
        month={6},
        keywords={Monitoring ADL; Assessing Dressing Activity;RFID},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8896}
    }
    
  • Kyriaki Kalimeri
    Aleksandar Matic
    Alessandro Cappelletti
    Year: 2010
    RFID: Recognizing failures in dressing activity
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8896
Kyriaki Kalimeri1,*, Aleksandar Matic2,*, Alessandro Cappelletti1,*
  • 1: Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Povo, Trento, Italy
  • 2: CREATE-NET, Povo, Trento, Italy
*Contact email: kalimeri@fbk.eu, aleksandar.matic@create-net.org, cappelle@fbk.eu

Abstract

In elderly care the manual assessment of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is a significant problem. Focusing on the dressing we aim not only to recognize the activity performed but also to evaluate its quality, using solely RFID technology. Our approach leverages sparse and noisy RFID readings by applying the two probabilistic methods, Bayesian Networks and Layered HMM. The goal is to follow the garments that patients are manipulating and to detect possible failures such as forgetting to put on something or putting clothes in wrong order. The experimental results showed that both methods can achieve high accuracy.