Geo-localization System for People with Cognitive Disabilities

  • João RamosEmail author
  • Ricardo Anacleto
  • Paulo Novais
  • Lino Figueiredo
  • Ana Almeida
  • José Neves
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 221)


Technology is present in almost every simple aspect of the people’s daily life. As an instance, let us refer to the smartphone. This device is usually equipped with a GPS modulewhich may be used as an orientation system, if it carries the right functionalities. The problem is that these applications may be complex to operate and may not be within the bounds of everybody.

Therefore, the main goal here is to develop an orientation system that may help people with cognitive disabilities in their day-to-day journeys, when the caregivers are absent. On the other hand, to keep paid helpers aware of the current location of the disable people, it will be also considered a localization system. Knowing their current locations, caregiversmay engage in others activities without neglecting their prime work, and, at the same time, turning people with cognitive disabilities more independent.


Cognitive Disabilities Mobile Communication Localization Orientation Persons Tracking Ambient Intelligence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Ramos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ricardo Anacleto
    • 2
  • Paulo Novais
    • 1
  • Lino Figueiredo
    • 2
  • Ana Almeida
    • 2
  • José Neves
    • 1
  1. 1.Informatics DepartmentUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.GECAD - Knowledge Engineering and Decision SupportISEPPortoPortugal

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