A Study of long term tendencies in residents' activities of daily living at a group home for people with dementia using RFID slippers

Tsutomu Fujinami, Motoki Miura, Ryozo Takatsuka, Taro Sugihara

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Abstract

A growing number of the elderly with dementia are accommodated to group homes and live with caregivers in Japan. We are concerned with Activities of Daily Living(ADL) of these residents and installed into a group home a sensor network as a pilot study to record and analyze their whereabouts. Twenty one antennas were placed under mats and five residents wore slippers into which Radio Frequency IDentification(RFID) tags were inserted. We collected location data for thirty months and looked for long term tendencies in their activities. We found that the information concerning their whereabouts may indicate their waning health conditions and may reflect caregivers' treatment. We also found a seasonal effect on residents' mobilities, a decline in summer. The result shows that location data may be exploited as a valuable source to recognize residents' slowly changing conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationToward Useful Services for Elderly and People with Disabilities - 9th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2011, Proceedings
Pages303-307
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 30 2011
Event9th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics: Toward Useful Services for Elderly and People with Disabilities, ICOST 2011 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 20 2011Jun 22 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6719 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other9th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics: Toward Useful Services for Elderly and People with Disabilities, ICOST 2011
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period6/20/116/22/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Fujinami, T., Miura, M., Takatsuka, R., & Sugihara, T. (2011). A Study of long term tendencies in residents' activities of daily living at a group home for people with dementia using RFID slippers. In Toward Useful Services for Elderly and People with Disabilities - 9th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2011, Proceedings (pp. 303-307). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6719 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21535-3_46