A Location Monitoring Application for Dementia

Graf, Ethan ;   He, XueJian ;   Choi, Kup-Sze

Tags Assistive technology for the ageing populationTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeingTechnologies for active ageing

With simplicity and ease of use as the key design principles, a mobile phone application (“app”) is proposed to assist caregivers to monitor...

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A Wearable Swallowing Detector using an Apron Equipped with an Accelerometer for Elderly People in Need of Care

Tsuzuki, Yutaka ;   Nishitani, Kosei ;   Kim, Juhyon ;   Nakabayashi, Minako ;   Tsubouti, Natsuko ;   Hayashi, Kazue ;   Nakajima, Kazuki

Tags Technologies for promoting health and wellbeingGerontechnologyAssistive technology for the ageing population

We developed a wearable device to detect swallowing in elderly people in need of care. The device was composed of an accelerometer equipped...

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Development of a Method of Monitoring ADL in the Elderly That is Adapted to Real-Life Environments

Yoshida, Takumi ;   Nihei, Misato ;   Okada, Tetsuaki ;   Kamata, Minoru

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing falls

To maintain the QOL of elderly people living alone it is important to monitor their ADLs. Here, we proposed an ADL monitoring system that uses...

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Development of an Assistive Robot for Transferring a Patient between Wheelchair and Bed

Mizuno, Fumio ;   Nakamura, Ryosuke ;   Ogawa, Kyohei ;   Yamaguchi, Takami

Tags Assistive technology for the ageing populationTechnologies for active ageingTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeing

Users of wheelchair have difficulties in transferring themselves between their bed and wheelchairs. Assistance of transferring is heavy...

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Effects of Icy Surfaces on Gait Parameters in Young and Older People

Li, Yue ;   Ravindran, Sharon ;   Katchky, Adam ;   Dutta, Tilak ;   Fernie, Geoff

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsTechnologies for active ageingTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeing

Young and older participants walked along a level, concrete walkway and an icy walkway in a simulated winter environment. Both groups exhibited...

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Estimation of Heart Rate at Anaerobic Threshold to Predict Athletic Ability

Park, Heewon ;   Lee, Yunsung ;   Lee, Dongheon ;   Hong, Jeeyoung ;   Yoon, Hyung-Jin

Tags Technologies for promoting health and wellbeingTechnologies for detecting, managing and preventing falls

The objective of this study was to explore an alternative method to estimate heart rate (HR) at anaerobic threshold (AT), one’s athletic...

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Fall Risk Assessment through Wireless Electromyography Technology

Leone, Alessandro ;   Rescio, Gabriele ;   Caroppo, Andrea ;   Siciliano, Piero ;   Diraco, Giovanni

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsGerontechnologyAssistive technology for the ageing population

The paper presents an automatic Electromyography (EMG) based system for fall risk evaluation, useful for a fast adoption of properly...

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Gait Analysis of Older Adults on Slippery, Cross Slope Surfaces

Ravindran, Sharon ;   Li, Yue ;   Montgomery, Roger ;   Dutta, Tilak ;   Fernie, Geoff

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsTechnologies for active ageingTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeing

This study examines the effect of concrete and ice covered cross slope of 2% or 5% (1:50 or 1:20) on the gait of older adults. Preliminary...

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Implementation and Test of a Sensor Fusion Algorithm to Determine the Relative Orientation of a Smartphone in Space

Ottenberg, Florian ;   Lissel, Alexandra ;   Bracio, Boris Romanus

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsAssistive technology for the ageing populationTechnologies for active ageing

As a result of the demographic change the population gets older and therefore the prevalence of getting dementia increases. Studies show...

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Malnutrition is Associated with Risk of Falls – Importance of Nutritional Guidance in Novel Fall Prevention Technologies

Immonen, Milla Sinikka ;   Similä, Heidi ;   Enwald, Heidi ;   Keränen, Niina ;   Jaakko, Tornberg ;   Kangas, Maarit ;   Marjukka, Nurkkala ;   Jämsä, Timo ;   Korpelainen, Raija

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing falls

Falls are a major societal problem and emerging technologies provide solutions for preventing falls. Reasons for falls are multifactorial and...

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Novel Concept for Evaluation of Standing Function based on Virtual Light Touch Contact

Sakata, Mami ;   Shima, Keisuke ;   Shimatani, Koji

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsTechnologies for active ageingTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeing

This paper proposes a novel concept for standing-function evaluation. In this approach, a virtual partition is first created from...

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Quantifying Mobility Scooter Performance in Winter Environments

Montgomery, Roger ;   Li, Yue ;   Dutta, Tilak ;   Fernie, Geoff

Tags Technologies for active ageingTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeingInnovations in active ageing

There are no standard tests for evaluating mobility scooters in winter environments. This study assesses the performance of a 3-wheeled...

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Quantitative Evaluation of Urine Absorption Volume of a Pad-Type Diaper by a Capacitive Sensor Attached to the Outer Surface of a Pants-Type Diaper

Konno, Shujiro ;   Kim, Juhyon ;   Nakajima, Kazuki

Tags GerontechnologyTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeingAssistive technology for the ageing population

Pad-type and pants-type disposable diapers are generally used in combination in nursing homes for the elderly in Japan. To evaluate the urine...

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Relationship between Cognitive Decline and Lane-Keeping Behaviors in Drivers with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Endo, Kazuya ;   Nihei, Misato ;   Ashida, Yudai ;   Tamai, Akira ;   Kamata, Minoru

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsTechnologies for active ageing

We studied the relationship between cognitive decline and unsafe lane-keeping behaviors in drivers with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by...

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Slope Perception in Mobility Impaired Older Adults

Leaker, Benjamin ;   Li, Yue ;   Ravindran, Sharon ;   Dutta, Tilak ;   Fernie, Geoff

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsTechnologies for active ageingTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeing

Older adults with mobility impairments were asked if they perceived longitudinal/cross slopes after walking along concrete, tile and ice...

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Step Detection Accuracy of Six Physical Activity Monitoring Devices

O'Connell, Sandra ;   Broderick, Barry ;   Quondamatteo, Fabio ;   Quinlan, Leo ;   ÓLaighin, Gearoid

Tags Technologies for promoting health and wellbeing

Physical activity is important for the improvement and maintenance of both physical and mental health, and as such, its accurate measurement...

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Urine Volume Evaluation by Four Non-Contact Temperature Sensors under a Toilet Seat

Fujita, Koya ;   Kim, Juhyon ;   Nakajima, Kazuki

Tags Technologies for promoting health and wellbeingGerontechnologyAssistive technology for the ageing population

Radiant heat was measured to estimate urine volume using four non-contact sensors. The four matrix temperature sensors were installed...

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UWB Radar-Based Fall Detector: A Novelty Detection Approach

Diraco, Giovanni ;   Leone, Alessandro ;   Siciliano, Piero ;   Rescio, Gabriele

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsAssistive technology for the ageing populationGerontechnology

Falls in the elderly have been recognized worldwide as a major public health problem. Nevertheless, falls cannot be detected efficiently yet,...

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