Monitoring, risk assessment and actuation for Alzheimer patients A case study

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Abstract

Alzheimer is one of the most frequent types of dementia. With the increasing extension of life expectancy, and an increasing incidence above sixty-five years. Near to thirteen million cases are foreseen in 2050 with an estimate cost above two hundred billion dollars in associated care expenses. It becomes important to take measures to ensure quality of life to patients, carers and promote the sustainability of public and personal finances. The major concerns with those patients are memory faults with the tendency for wandering and get lost. The present work proposes a solution for permanent monitoring, risk assessment and reaction, when needed, while extending battery autonomy for the worn device. Data is periodically uploaded to be processed and analysed in a remote infrastructure such as FIWARE. The aim is to establish profiles that better adapt to each citizen of the ever-growing community of dementia patients, including those with Alzheimer disease.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Manufacturing: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9780791852019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2018 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 9 Nov 201815 Nov 2018

Conference

ConferenceASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period9/11/1815/11/18

Keywords

  • Alzheimer
  • Healthcare
  • Monitoring Profiling…

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    Luís-Ferreira, F., Corista, P., Gião, J., Calado, J., & Sarraipa, J. (2018). Monitoring, risk assessment and actuation for Alzheimer patients A case study. In Advanced Manufacturing: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE) (Vol. 2). [V002T02A083] American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2018-88166