WIT Press


The Intelligent Habitat And Everyday Life Activity Support

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO030501

Volume

6

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

892.74 kb

Author(s)

H. Pigot, A. Mayers & S. Giroux

Abstract

The intelligent habitat and everyday life activity support H. Pigot, A. Mayers & S. Giroux Ddpuretn~en/ de muthdn~atiqucs et d'il~forn~utiquc, Universitk dc Sherhrookc, Cunudu. Abstract Dementia causes cognitive deficits producing functional impairments. Continuous care and monitoring are thus compulsory to keep at home elders suffering from dementia. Intelligent habitat can play a central role toward a global and integrated solution and alleviate relatives from the care burden. The general idea is twofold. On the one hand, the physical environment could supplement elder cognitive impairments by providing personalized environmental cues that assist him in achieving his tasks. On the other hand, the intelligent house could maintain a link with relatives and medical care system to inform them of the evolution of the disease and to alert them in case of emergency. This paper shows how intelligent houses can deliver such cognitive assistance to elders, prolonging the time they can remain at home.

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