Home based assistive technologies for people with mild dementia

Chris Nugent, Maurice Mulvenna, Ferial Moelaert, Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Franka Meiland, David Craig, Richard Davies, Annika Reinersmann, Marike Hettinga, Anna Lena Andersson, Rose Marie Dröes, Johan E. Bengtsson

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Those suffering from mild dementia exhibit impairments of memory, thought and reasoning. It has been recognised that deployment of technological solutions to address such impairments may have a major positive impact on the quality of life and can be used to help perform daily life activities hence maintaining a level of independence. In this paper we present an overview of our current investigations into how technology can be used to improve the quality of life of the ageing person with mild dementia. Specifically, we detail the methodology adopted for our work, outline results attained from a series of workshops to identify user needs and finally present how these user needs have been mapped onto the design of home based assistive technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPervasive Computing for Quality of Life Enhancement - 5th International Conference On Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2007
Event5th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2007 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 21 Jun 200723 Jun 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4541 LNCS


Conference5th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2007


  • Assistive technologies
  • Independent living
  • Intelligent environments
  • Mild dementia
  • Mobile devices

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