Virtual caregiver: A system for supporting collaboration in elderly monitoring

W. Ugulino, M. Ferreira, E. Velloso, H. Fuks

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Abstract

This paper presents the Virtual Caregiver system, a collaborative ubiquitous computing application. The application scenario is the monitoring of an 86 years old patient diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and cardiac arrhythmia. The system consolidates data obtained from sensors in a wearable device to enable collaborative monitoring of elderly patients by relatives and health professionals using smart phones and social networks. From the classifier developed for this study, it was found 99.4% overall accuracy in a 10-fold cross validation test. We also obtained feedback from patients and relatives that have been useful to guide the development of a new version of the wearable, unobtrusive and adapted to the patient needs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 9th Brazilian Symposium on Collaborative Systems, SBSC 2012
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4696-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Brazilian Symposium on Collaborative Systems, SBSC 2012 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 15 Oct 201218 Oct 2012
Conference number: 9

Conference

Conference9th Brazilian Symposium on Collaborative Systems, SBSC 2012
Abbreviated titleSBSC 2012
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period15/10/1218/10/12

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