Seminar: Ambient Intelligence to detect the onset of dementia
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 from 12:00 to 13:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The huge leaps and advancements that are happening in the medical field are prolonging life expectancy. When coupled with the recent changes to daily lifestyles, these two factors are changing the age-based demographics of the populations particularly in developed countries by increasing the proportion of elderly people. This change leads to emerging challenges and more pressure that are added to current caring arrangements for elderly people. Specifically, proactive care for Dementia is one of the most important challenges that should be researched.
As a result, using Ambient Intelligence (AmI) solutions to enhance and optimize the caring arrangements for elderly people is a vibrant research topic. Suggested research solutions are concentrating on providing behaviour monitoring or tele-monitoring solutions that are apt to support and help the clinicians’ and carers’ decision making in addition to helping family members to receive assurance about their relatives.
We are implementing a framework that considers all stakeholders in the caring system. The framework is designed carefully to collect and process simple sensors’ raw data in order to produce a behavioural model for elderly people living in their homes. Later on, the generated model is used to detect and report behavioural, sudden and gradual, abnormalities to the carer who has a more effective role in our framework.
When & Where
Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies
CEMET is based at the University of South Wales, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science.
We believe that innovation is a vital part of business growth. As a result, we support Welsh businesses that are seeking to create new products, solutions and services, through bespoke funded collaborative research projects.
CEMET envisage a Wales where businesses continuously innovate, utilising emerging technologies to provide market leading products and services that shape the future. It's our aim to contribute to an environment where the knowledge and capacity to innovate are key business drivers.
The programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government. ERDF funding aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union.