Tailoring Activity Recognition to Provide Cues that Trigger Autobiographical Memory of Elderly People

  • Lorena Arcega
  • Jaime Font
  • Carlos Cetina
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 131)


About a 19 % of elderly population is associated with poor performance in assessments of memory; the phenomenon is known as Age-related Memory Impairment (AMI). Lifelogging technologies can contribute to compensate for memories deficits. However, no matter how functional technology is, older people will not use it if they perceive it as intrusive or embarrassing. This paper shows our work to tailor current activity recognition techniques (based on Emerging Patterns) to provide value for AMI people from RFID reading and GPS positioning. Evaluation shows (1) increases in the recall of autobiographical memories, (2) recognition issues, which require the supervision of the e-Memory Diary, and (3) evidences that this approach didn’t suffer from the usual rejection showed to this technology by elderlies.


RFID Activity recognition Age-related memory impairment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceSan Jorge UniversityZaragozaSpain

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