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

  • Alex Carmichael
  • Mark Rice
  • Stephen Lindsay
  • Patrick Olivier
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5066)

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Carmichael
    • 1
  • Mark Rice
    • 1
  • Stephen Lindsay
    • 2
  • Patrick Olivier
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ComputingUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK
  2. 2.School of Computing ScienceNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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