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Orientation System for People with Cognitive Disabilities

  • João RamosEmail author
  • Ricardo Anacleto
  • Ângelo Costa
  • Paulo Novais
  • Lino Figueiredo
  • Ana Almeida
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 153)

Abstract

In health care there has been a growing interest and investment in new tools to have a constant monitoring of patients. The increasing of average life expectation and, consequently, the costs in health care due to elderly population are the motivation for this investment.However, health monitoring is not only important to elderly people, it can be also applied to people with cognitive disabilities. In this article we present some systems, which try to support these persons on doing their day-to-day activities and how it can improve their life quality. Also, we present an idea to a project that tries to help the persons with cognitive disabilities by providing assistance in geo-guidance and keep their caregivers aware of their location.

Keywords

Cognitive disabilities mobile communication localization persons tracking ambient intelligence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Ramos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ricardo Anacleto
    • 2
  • Ângelo Costa
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 1
  • Lino Figueiredo
    • 2
  • Ana Almeida
    • 2
  1. 1.Informatics DepartmentUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.GECAD - Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support, ISEPPortoPortugal

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