Xu, Q, Ching, S, Lim, J-H, Yiqun, L, Mandal, B and Li, L (2016) MedHelp: Enhancing medication compliance for demented elderly people with wearable visual intelligence. Journal of Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices, 2 (3). ISSN 2364-4958

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Dementia results in much stress in senior citizens and and immensely affects their quality of life. It also incurs huge financial and emotional burdens to their family members. Personal information assistance may alleviate such a problem by enhancing the sufferers’ ability to perceive the environment, understand their personal status, and make judgments and decisions. Leveraging on visual intelligence technologies, we develop a wearable system that provides personal assistance to enhance the independence and well-being of elderly people with dementia. An application called MedHelp was developed on Google Glass paired with a mobile phone to improve medication compliance. MedHelp has three functions: it sends out reminders to a user who is on regular medication; it helps a user to recognize the correct medicine container and provides dosing instructions; and it tracks the user’s medicine-taking activities so as to plan the time of next medications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dementia; Wearable camera; Medication
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 13:41
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 08:52
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4819

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