An exploration of real-time environmental interventions for care of dementia patients in assistive living

Lisa Rebenitsch, Charles B. Owen, Reza Ferrydiansyah, Corey Bohil, Frank Biocca

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Abstract

Patients in the early stages of dementia are often subject to a variety of dangerous symptoms and behaviors including depression, wandering, and aggression. These conditions severely influence both quality of life and the degree of caretaker intervention that is necessary. Non-pharmacological interventions can alleviate these symptoms in some cases and are preferred as an alternative to medication when possible. This paper explores alternatives to the traditional definition of intervention, wherein the involvement of a caregiver is assumed, using a new modality wherein interventions are automatically instigated in response to conditions detected by physiological and behavioral measures. The environment is automatically manipulated in these methods in response to detected symptoms, intervening without the immediate assistance of a caregiver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication3rd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 9 2010
Event3rd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2010 - Pythagorion, Samos, Greece
Duration: Jun 23 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other3rd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2010
CountryGreece
CityPythagorion, Samos
Period6/23/106/25/10

Keywords

  • Assistive living
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Psychophysiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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