Home Based Assistive Technologies for People with Mild Dementia

  • Chris Nugent
  • Maurice Mulvenna
  • Ferial Moelaert
  • Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn
  • Franka Meiland
  • David Craig
  • Richard Davies
  • Annika Reinersmann
  • Marike Hettinga
  • Anna-Lena Andersson
  • Rose-Marie Dröes
  • Johan E. Bengtsson
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73035-4_7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4541)
Cite this paper as:
Nugent C. et al. (2007) Home Based Assistive Technologies for People with Mild Dementia. In: Okadome T., Yamazaki T., Makhtari M. (eds) Pervasive Computing for Quality of Life Enhancement. ICOST 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4541. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Those suffering from mild dementia exhibit impairments of memory, thought and reasoning. It has been recognised that deployment of technological solutions to address such impairments may have a major positive impact on the quality of life and can be used to help perform daily life activities hence maintaining a level of independence. In this paper we present an overview of our current investigations into how technology can be used to improve the quality of life of the ageing person with mild dementia. Specifically, we detail the methodology adopted for our work, outline results attained from a series of workshops to identify user needs and finally present how these user needs have been mapped onto the design of home based assistive technologies.

Keywords

Assistive technologies independent living mild dementia mobile devices intelligent environments 

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© Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Nugent
    • 1
  • Maurice Mulvenna
    • 1
  • Ferial Moelaert
    • 2
  • Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn
    • 3
  • Franka Meiland
    • 4
  • David Craig
    • 5
  • Richard Davies
    • 1
  • Annika Reinersmann
    • 4
  • Marike Hettinga
    • 2
  • Anna-Lena Andersson
    • 3
  • Rose-Marie Dröes
    • 4
  • Johan E. Bengtsson
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computing and Mathematics, University of UlsterNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Telematica Instituut, EnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Luleå University of Technology, LuleåSweden
  4. 4.Depart. of Psychiatry/Alzheimer center, VU University medical centerThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Belfast City Hospital/Queen’s University of BelfastNorthern Ireland

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