A Comparison of Cross-Sectional and Prospective Algorithms for Falls Risk Assessment

Greene, Barry R. ;   McGrath, Denise ;   Caulfield, Brian

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for assisted-livingMobile health

Falls are the most common cause of injury and hospitalization and one of the principal causes of death and disability in older adults...

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A Framework for Harmonizing Sensor Data to Support Embedded Health Assessment

Skubic, Marjorie ;   Jimison, Holly ;   Keller, James M ;   Popescu, Mihail ;   Rantz, Marilyn ;   Kaye, Jeffrey A. ;   Pavel, Michael

Tags Technology and services for home careTechnology and services for assisted-livingWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

The use of in-home and mobile sensing is likely to be a key component of future care and has recently been studied by many research groups...

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A Gait Analysis Method Based on a Depth Camera for Fall Prevention

Dubois, Amandine ;   Charpillet, François

Tags Personal health systemsSmart home technologyTechnology and services for assisted-living

This paper proposes a markerless system whose purpose is to help preventing falls of elderly people at home. To track human movements, the...

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A Low-Power Fall Detection Algorithm Based on Triaxial Acceleration and Barometric Pressure

Wang, Changhong ;   Narayanan, Michael Ravi ;   Lord, Stephen ;   Redmond, Stephen James ;   Lovell, Nigel H.

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for assisted-livingTelehealth

This paper proposes a low-power fall detection algorithm based on triaxial accelerometry and barometric pressure signals. The algorithm...

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A Middleware for Intelligent Environments in Ambient Assisted Living

Pereira, Rui Miguel de Cima Dias ;   Barros, Carla Isabel Dias ;   Pereira, Sérgio Rafael Mano ;   Mendes, Paulo M. ;   Silva, Carlos Alberto Batista

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingTechnology and services for home careWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

The increasing elderly population is changing the demography of many countries, becoming a major issue for society. As a direct consequence...

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A Novel Web-Based Depth Video Rewind Approach Toward Fall Preventive Interventions in Hospitals

Enayati, Moein ;   Banerjee, Tanvi ;   Popescu, Mihail ;   Skubic, Marjorie ;   Rantz, Marilyn

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingTechnology and services for home careSmart home technology

The purpose of this study was to implement a web based application to provide the ability to rewind and review depth videos captured in...

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A Prototype System Using Microsoft Kinect to Recognize Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease Patients

Amini Maghsoud Bigy, Amin ;   Banitsas, Konstantinos

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingMobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for home care

Freezing of Gait (FOG) is a disabling symptom and movement disorder, typically associated with the latter stages of Parkinson's disease. Within...

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A Sensor and Video Based Ontology for Activity Recognition in Smart Environments

Mitchell, Deborah ;   Morrow, Philip J ;   Nugent, Chris

Tags Smart home technologyTechnology and services for assisted-livingTechnology and services for home care

Activity recognition is used in a wide range of applications including healthcare and security. In a smart environment activity recognition can...

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A Smartphone Application to Evaluate Technology Adoption and Usage in Persons with Dementia

Hartin, Phillip ;   Nugent, Chris ;   McClean, Sally ;   Cleland, Ian ;   Norton, Maria ;   Sanders, Chelsea ;   Tschanz, JoAnn

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for assisted-livingEmerging IT for efficient/low-cost healthcare delivery

Dementia affects a proportionally large number of the older population, presenting a set of symptoms that cause cognitive decline and...

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A Theoretical Study on the Placement of Microphone Arrays for Improving the Localization Accuracy of a Fall

Li, Yun ;   Ho, K.C. ;   Popescu, Mihail ;   Skubic, Marjorie

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingTechnology and services for home careSmart home technology

Falling is a common health problem for elderly. To address the problem, we are currently developing an acoustic fall detection system, FADE,...

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Activity of Daily Living Assessment through Wireless Sensor Data

Zhang, Qing ;   Karunanithi, Mohanraj ;   Bradford, Dana Kai ;   van Kasteren, Yasmin Fransisca

Tags Smart home technologyTechnology and services for assisted-livingMobile and wearable technologies for elderly

Activity of Daily Living has become a clinical de facto instrument to assess daily functional status of older people living independently at...

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An Automatic Fall Detection Framework Using Data Fusion of Doppler Radar and Motion Sensor Network

Liu, Liang ;   Popescu, Mihail ;   Skubic, Marjorie ;   Rantz, Marilyn

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingDecision support methods and systemsWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

This paper describes the ongoing work of detecting falls in independent living senior apartments. We have developed a fall detection system...

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An Interoperable Pillbox System for Smart Medication Adherence

Li, Jiajia ;   Peplinski, Shaun ;   Mostafa-Nia, Sarah ;   Farajidavar, Aydin

Tags Health information system interoperabilityMobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for assisted-living

We have designed and fabricated an interoperable system for medication adherence. The system is composed of a pillbox that wirelessly...

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An Investigation into the Usability of the STAR Training and Re-Skilling Website for Carers of Persons with Dementia

Boyd, Kyle ;   Nugent, Chris ;   Donnelly, Mark ;   Bond, Raymond, Robert ;   Sterritt, Roy ;   Hartin, Phillip

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingTechnology and services for home careeHealth

Due to the successes in medical science people are now beginning to live much longer. With this brings increased problems associated with...

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Automatic Generation of Indoor Navigation Instructions for Blind Users Using a User-Centric Graph

Ganz, Aura ;   Dong, Hao

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsTechnology and services for assisted-living

The complexity and diversity of indoor environments brings significant challenges to automatic generation of navigation instructions for blind...

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Automatic Identification of Solid-Phase Medication Intake Using Wireless Wearable Accelerometers

Wang, Rui ;   Sitová, Zde?ka ;   Jia, Xiaoqing ;   He, Xiang ;   Abramson, Tobi ;   Gasti, Paolo ;   Balagani, Kiran ;   Farajidavar, Aydin

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingDecision support methods and systemsWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

We have proposed a novel solution to a fundamental problem encountered in implementing non-ingestion based medical adherence monitoring...

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Detection of Patient's Bed Statuses in 3D Using a Microsoft Kinect

Li, Yun ;   Berkowitz, Lyle ;   Noskin, Gary ;   Mehrotra, Sanjay

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingSmart home technologyTechnology and services for home care

Patients spend the vast majority of their hospital stay in an unmonitored bed where various mobility factors can impact patient safety and...

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Home-Based Senior Fitness Test Measurement System Using Collaborative Inertial and Depth Sensors

Chen, Chen ;   Liu, Kui ;   Jafari, Roozbeh ;   Kehtarnavaz, Nasser

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingPersonal health systemsMobile and wearable technologies for elderly

This paper presents a home-based Senior Fitness Test (SFT) measurement system by using an inertial sensor and a depth camera in a...

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Improved Activity Recognition Using Kalman Smoothing

Dhir, Neil ;   Wood, Frank

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for assisted-livingComputer-aided decision making

Improving activity recognition, with special focus on fall-detection, is the subject of this study. We show that Kalman smoothed in-painting of...

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Monitoring Patients in Hospital Beds Using Unobtrusive Depth Sensors

Banerjee, Tanvi ;   Enayati, Moein ;   Keller, James M ;   Skubic, Marjorie ;   Popescu, Mihail ;   Rantz, Marilyn

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingTechnology and services for home careSmart home technology

We present an approach for patient activity recognition in hospital rooms using depth data collected using a Kinect sensor. Depth sensors...

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NFC Based Provisioning of Instructional Videos to Assist with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

Rafferty, Joseph ;   Nugent, Chris ;   Chen, Liming ;   Qi, Jun ;   Dutton, Rachael ;   Zirk, Anna ;   Boye, Lars Thomas ;   Kohn, Michael ;   Hellman, Riitta

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for assisted-livingPersonal health systems

Existing assistive living and prompting based solutions have adopted a relatively complex approach to supporting individuals. These solutions...

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PERCEPT-II: Smartphone based Indoor Navigation System for the Blind

Ganz, Aura ;   Schafer, James ;   Tao, Yang ;   Wilson, Carole ;   Robertson, Meg

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsTechnology and services for assisted-living

In this paper we introduce PERCEPT-II, a low cost and user friendly indoor navigation system for blind and visually impaired users. Using an...

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Pilot Evaluation of an Unobtrusive System to Detect Falls at Nighttime

Redmond, Stephen James ;   Zhang, Zhaonan ;   Narayanan, Michael Ravi ;   Lovell, Nigel H.

Tags Technology and services for assisted-living

Research shows that older people (aged 65 years and over) suffer many unintentional indoor falls which often lead to severe injuries. As a...

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Predication of Technology Adoption among Persons with Dementia: A Knowledge-Driven Approach

Patterson, Timothy ;   McClean, Sally ;   Langdon, Patrick M. ;   Zhang, Shuai ;   Nugent, Chris ;   Cleland, Ian

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingMobile and wearable technologies for elderlyPersonal health systems

As the demographics of many countries shift towards an ageing population it is predicted that the prevalence of diseases affecting cognitive...

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Smart Watch RSSI Localization and Refinement for Behavioral Classification Using Laser-SLAM for Mapping and Fingerprinting

Carlson, Jay ;   Mittek, Mateusz ;   Parkison, Steven ;   Sathler, Pedro ;   Bayne, David ;   Psota, Eric ;   Pérez, Lance ;   Bonasera, Stephen

Tags Smart home technologyTechnology and services for assisted-livingWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

As a first step toward building a smart home behavioral monitoring system capable of classifying a wide variety of human behavior, a wireless...

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Stress-Oriented Driver Assistance System for Electric Vehicles

Athanasiou, Georgia ;   Tsotoulidis, Savvas ;   Mitronikas, Epaminondas ;   Lymberopoulos, Dimitrios

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingDecision support methods and systems

Stress is physiological and physical reaction that appears in highly demanding situations and affects human's perception and reaction...

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The Creation of Simulated Activity Datasets Using a Graphical Intelligent Environment Simulation Tool

Synnott, Jonathan ;   Chen, Liming ;   Nugent, Chris ;   Moore, George

Tags Smart home technologyTechnology and services for assisted-livingTechnology and services for home care

The availability of datasets capturing the performance of activities of daily living is limited by difficulties associated with the collection of...

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