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Changing Television Environments

Volume 5066 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 308-317

iTV as a Platform for Rich Multimedia Reminders for People with Dementia

  • Alex CarmichaelAffiliated withSchool of Computing, University of Dundee
  • , Mark RiceAffiliated withSchool of Computing, University of Dundee
  • , Stephen LindsayAffiliated withSchool of Computing Science, Newcastle University
  • , Patrick OlivierAffiliated withSchool of Computing Science, Newcastle University

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Abstract

This paper gives an overview of a reminder system, based on digital television technology, which can present rich multi-media prompting messages in order to help maintain a regular daily schedule for people with mild to moderate dementia. The ongoing development of this application has the aim of supporting busy carers by making it easy to create, adapt and maintain a schedule of reminders to help keep a regular daily routine, relieving some of the burden of care and freeing more time for better human contact and interaction.

Keywords

Dementia DTV Older People Carers Functional Prototypes Prompting & Reminder Systems Activities of Daily Living Schedule Control