OutCare: Supporting Dementia Patients in Outdoor Scenarios

  • Jie Wan
  • Caroline Byrne
  • Gregory M. P. O’Hare
  • Michael J. O’Grady
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6279)

Abstract

Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a profound vision of computing power that is invisibly embedded into the fabric of everyday life. It is accessible through intelligent interfaces which are so natural that they can be used unconsciously. The increasing maturity, performance and miniaturization of processors, networking technologies and wireless sensor networks enable a move towards pervasive computing, ubiquitous connectivity and adaptive software. The Intelligent Agent paradigm has proven itself to be a promising branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI), complementing the pervasive trend of network engineering. One of the possible usages of AmI is Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) which attempts to utilize appropriate technologies to support citizens in living in their preferred environment independently, for a longer period of time than may otherwise be the case. This paper proposes an AAL solution for Alzheimer’s patients based on the intelligent agent platform, exploring the practical delivery of intelligent environments that are sensitive and responsive to the patients, supporting them in performing daily activities and tasks in a natural, unobtrusive way.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Wan
    • 1
  • Caroline Byrne
    • 1
  • Gregory M. P. O’Hare
    • 2
  • Michael J. O’Grady
    • 2
  1. 1.Science SchoolInstitute of Technology CarlowCarlowIreland
  2. 2.CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web TechnologiesUniversity College DublinIreland

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