Supporting people with dementia using pervasive health technologies

Maurice D. Mulvenna, Chris D. Nugent, Ferial Moelaert, David Craig, Rose Marie Dröes, Johan E. Bengtsson

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In this chapter, an introduction is provided into pervasive healthcare technology, specifically as the use of information and communications technology in support of European policies, primarily inclusion. The focus of the chapter, and indeed the book, is on how such technologies can support people suffering from debilitating diseases including Alzheimer’s. The work describes a research project called COGKNOW, comprising a multidisciplinary research consortium of scientists from across Europe, and relates some of the early achievements of the group from some very different perspectives, including technical, clinical, ethical, and of course how the needs of people with dementia and their carers can be harnessed in the development process to produce pervasive healthcare technology and services that are valued by all the stakeholders in the process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information and Knowledge Processing
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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NameAdvanced Information and Knowledge Processing

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