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Memory Support in Ambient Assisted Living

  • Ricardo Costa
  • Paulo Novais
  • Ângelo Costa
  • José Neves
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 307)

Abstract

Human collective set of experiences makes us who we are and help us delineate a path for our ongoing life. Ageing, however, progressively limits our ability to save, in our internal memory, these same experiences, or, at least, limits our capability to remember them. The capability to remember, intrinsic to our memory, is a very important one to us, as a human been, being this what deferent’s us from several other species. In this paper we present a memory assistant sub module of a bigger project, the VirtualECare, which ability will be to remember us, not our past experiences, but our routine day-to-day tasks and activities, in a somehow proactive manner, thus, allowing us to have some relaxation about them, and focus the remaining of our ability in most important facts.

Keywords

e-Health Memory Assistant Ambient Assisted Living Scheduling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Costa
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 2
  • Ângelo Costa
    • 2
  • José Neves
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Management and Technology, Polytechnic of PortoCIICESIFelgueirasPortugal
  2. 2.CCTC, Departamento de InformáticaUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal

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