A Smart Carpet Design for Monitoring People with Dementia

  • Osamu TanakaEmail author
  • Toshin Ryu
  • Akira Hayashida
  • Vasily G. Moshnyaga
  • Koji Hashimoto
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 366)


People suffering from dementia or loss of brain cognitive ability due to aging can make a judgmental error and therefore have to be constantly monitored. In this paper we present a smart-carpet that employs sensing technology to automatically and unobtrusively monitor a person, detect fall and alert the caregiver by his phone or PC. In contrast to existing solutions our design is effective yet inexpensive, easy to install and maintain. We discuss the proposed design, present its prototype implementation and results of empirical evaluation.


sensors smart carpet assistive technology dementia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Osamu Tanaka
    • 1
    Email author
  • Toshin Ryu
    • 1
  • Akira Hayashida
    • 1
  • Vasily G. Moshnyaga
    • 1
  • Koji Hashimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Electronics Engineering and Computer ScienceFukuoka UniversityFukuokaJapan

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