Most dementia patients have a strong desire to live autonomously in their known environment as long as possible. With cognitive decline, the ability to cope with activities of daily living (ADL) decreases, which leads to reduced autonomy and increased need for care. In combination with existing (i.e. Spitex) and new (i.e. ambulant old-age psychiatry) clinical and social caregiving approaches, assistive technology can help to improve care.
Keywords: Ambient assited living, ambient sensors, unobtrusive sensors, environmental sensors, acitvity recognition, activities of daily living, classifier, dementia
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