Development of a mimamori-care system for persons with dementia based on the real world-oriented approach

Kenichi Nakagawa, Taro Sugihara, Hitoshi Koshiba, Ryozo Takatsuka, Naotaka Kato, Susumu Kunifuji

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Abstract

We have been developing a mimamori-care system to monitor persons with dementia (PWD) in group homes based on the real world-oriented approach. This approach is devised by the expansion of a creativity-supported framework between researchers and caregivers. A new finding was acquired from a joint collaboration of the opinion of caregivers and the insight of researchers. Initially, several technical problems were solved in the virtual group home laboratory at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Subsequently, we introduced the system into a real group home, and at present, we continue to improve the system by analyzing the daily events at the site. Some useful effects of this system in dementia care have already been revealed; hence, caregivers can intervene in the problems faced by PWDs on time, and they can support PWD's independence without engaging in excessive care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems
Subtitle of host publicationKES 2007 - WIRN 2007 - 11th International Conference, KES 2007, XVII Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, Proceedings
Pages1261-1268
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event11th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2007, and 17th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, WIRN 2007 - Vietri sul Mare, Italy
Duration: Sep 12 2007Sep 14 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume4693 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other11th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2007, and 17th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, WIRN 2007
CountryItaly
CityVietri sul Mare
Period9/12/079/14/07

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Keywords

  • Dementia care
  • Groupware design
  • Support system
  • Ubiquitous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Nakagawa, K., Sugihara, T., Koshiba, H., Takatsuka, R., Kato, N., & Kunifuji, S. (2007). Development of a mimamori-care system for persons with dementia based on the real world-oriented approach. In Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: KES 2007 - WIRN 2007 - 11th International Conference, KES 2007, XVII Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 1261-1268). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4693 LNAI, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74827-4_157