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PAS: A Wireless-Enabled, Sensor-Integrated Personal Assistance System for Independent and Assisted Living

Jennifer C. Hou, Qixin Wang, Bedoor K. AlShebli, Linda Ball, Stanley Birge, Marco Caccamo, Chin-Fei Cheah, Eric Gilbert, Carl A. Gunter, Elsa Gunter, Chang-Gun Lee, Karrie Karahalios (+8 others)
2007 2007 Joint Workshop on High Confidence Medical Devices, Software, and Systems and Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability (HCMDSS-MDPnP 2007)  
In this paper we present the PAS open architecture for assisted living, which allows independently developed third party components to collaborate.  ...  We discuss key technological issues in assisted living systems, such as tracking, fall detection, security and privacy; and results from our pilot study in a real assisted living facility are presented  ...  From a social perspective, PAS increases not only the ability of elder people to live independently, but the opportunity to remain at home and in contact with their social network and support system.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hcmdss-mdpnp.2007.13 fatcat:5s6xoiwb6rbgllcgzj6bjspyhq

Digital Technology Trends Supporting Assisted Independent Living of Ageing Population

Anthony Maeder
2020 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
The paper provides a narrative overview of trends in digital technology related innovations for supporting ageing subjects to live independently with assistance, synthesized from selected scoping reviews  ...  and informed by subsequent analysis of peer reviewed literature appearing in the past 10 years.  ...  Three major categories of health purpose for this type of technology-based independent living assistance can be distinguished: enabling personal and social interactions; help with daily living activities  ... 
doi:10.3233/shti200226 pmid:32570449 fatcat:k4jsg7stu5eyhomnmfcjk7qyd4

Assistive technology for independent living with dementia: Stylized facts and research gaps

Michael Bächle, Stephan Daurer, Andreas Judt, Tobias Mettler
2018 Health Policy and Technology  
Assistive technology for independent living with dementia: Stylized facts and research gaps. Health Policy and Technology (2018), https://doi.  ...  Abstract Background: Recent advancement in assistive technologies (AT) have fueled the debate on new, IT-reliant ways of providing cure and care of dementia.  ...  This study was supported by the project "IBH Living Lab Active & Assisted Living" which is part of the Interreg V-Program "Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein" which funds are provided by the European Regional  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.hlpt.2017.12.002 fatcat:k3ks4ndfsvgwfpqi2xh6bm532m

PAS: A Wireless-Enabled, Cell-Phone-Incorporated Personal Assistant System for Independent and Assisted Living

Zheng Zeng, Sammy Yu, Wook Shin, Jennifer C. Hou
2008 2008 The 28th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems  
In this paper we present the PAS open architecture for assisted living, which allows independently developed third party components to collaborate.  ...  We discuss key technological issues in assisted living systems, such as software architecture layout, power preserving, security and privacy; and results from our pilot study in a real assisted living  ...  If a low-cost, robust and open assisted living environment could be developed that exploits inexpensive technologies to enable elderly people to regain their capability of independent living, the senior  ... 
doi:10.1109/icdcs.2008.99 dblp:conf/icdcs/ZengYSH08 fatcat:fwodekkuzzfe3op7oizso7qjgu

Assistive Robotics and an Ecology of Elders Living Independently in Their Homes

Jodi Forlizzi, Carl DiSalvo, Francine Gemperle
2004 Human-Computer Interaction  
The goal is to understand how robotic products might assist these people, helping them to stay independent and activ e longer.  ...  AB S T RAC T F or elders who remain independent in their homes, the home becomes more than just a place to eat and sleep.  ...  We thank John Zimmerman, Michael Gillinov, and our anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on the article. We thank Ann Kauth for her assistance with data collection. S up p ort.  ... 
doi:10.1207/s15327051hci1901&2_3 fatcat:npnup5qckzadjgwrevur57xn3y

Assistive Technology Needs and Measurement of the Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Technologies for Independent Living of Older Hispanics: Lessons Learned

Elsa Orellano-Colón, Jeffrey Jutai, Angélica Santiago, Víctor Torres, Keyla Benítez, Mayra Torres
2016 Technologies  
Data was collected using the Assistive Technology Card Assessment Questionnaire (ATCAQ) and the PR-PIADS.  ...  impact that AT has on its users.  ...  Sizable racial and ethnic disparities in late-life disabilities in independent living exist, with much higher rates reported among older Hispanics living in Puerto Rico (29.9%) than among older Hispanics  ... 
doi:10.3390/technologies4030021 pmid:27695688 pmcid:PMC5045238 fatcat:c7rtamdxwjc4fblm4auurvdlce

The Design of New Technology Supporting Wellbeing, Independence and Social Participation, for Older Adults Domiciled in Residential Homes and/or Assisted Living Communities

Joan Cahill, Sean McLoughlin, Sean Wetherall
2018 Technologies  
New technologies are being advanced to support the needs of older people living independently and in residential homes and/or assisted-living communities.  ...  and/or assisted-living communities.  ...  homes and/or assisted-living communities?  ... 
doi:10.3390/technologies6010018 fatcat:riomxhdqorch3c2p7k3g2z5vze


Ewa Giermanowska, Mariola Racław, Dorota Szawarska
2020 Studia Humanistyczne (Kraków. 2003)  
There is a lack of both a national strategy for independent living (including solutions for personal assistance as a key tool) and a plan for deinstitutionalisation of support services.  ...  The limitations of the model of personal assistance services as services including disabled people in the mainstream of social life will also be discussed.  ...  and their union under the name ENIL (European Network on Independent Living) 3 .  ... 
doi:10.7494/human.2020.19.3.73 fatcat:75j2wledhrct3lw4xozknogvxa

Wearable device to assist independent living

Rachel J. McCrindle, Veronika M. Williams, Christina R. Victor, Andrew P. Harvey, Samuel R. Nyman, Julie Barrett, Harriet Hogarth, Peter Levene, Robert Smith, Paul Panek, Georg Edelmayer, Peter Mayer (+2 others)
2011 International Journal on Disability and Human Development  
Older people increasingly want to remain living independently in their own homes.  ...  In order to determine the specifications and functionality required for development of the device, user surveys and focus groups were undertaken and use case analysis and scenario modeling carried out.  ...  We would also like to thank all our user participants and especially Vi and Syd from the Reading user participant group and Elsa who is a resident at Vzw Cassiers Wzc in Belgium, who appear in our photos  ... 
doi:10.1515/ijdhd.2011.052 fatcat:uqxled2unngtjcc7x6qwoewy4a

Speed of processing training and depression in assisted and independent living: A randomized controlled trial

Marianne Smith, Michael P. Jones, Megan M. Dotson, Fredric D. Wolinsky, Kenji Hashimoto
2019 PLoS ONE  
] among the assisted living SOPT group.  ...  Mean age of the sample was 81.0 years, 72.2% were women, and 41.0% resided in assisted living.  ...  between assisted and independent living participants at baseline assessment [34] .  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0223841 pmid:31622386 pmcid:PMC6797094 fatcat:42cwfbg5qngalgu3sqvbtf7aia

Robots in Assisted Living Environments as an Unobtrusive, Efficient, Reliable and Modular Solution for Independent Ageing: The RADIO Perspective [chapter]

Christos Antonopoulos, Georgios Keramidas, Nikolaos S. Voros, Michael Hübner, Diana Göhringer, Maria Dagioglou, Theodore Giannakopoulos, Stasinos Konstantopoulos, Vangelis Karkaletsis
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The RADIO project explores a novel approach to user acceptance and unobtrusiveness: an integrated smart home/assistant robot system where health monitoring equipment is an obvious and accepted part of  ...  In this manner, sensors do not need to be discrete and distant or masked and cumbersome to install; they do however need to be perceived as a natural component of the smart home/assistant robot functionalities  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This study is funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020/PHC-19-2014) under the Research and Innovation Action "RADIO -Robots in assisted living environments  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16214-0_48 fatcat:a5cxb7zs2fb5zoxwy7yujtchxu

Living with an electric wheelchair – the user perspective

Gunilla Stenberg, Catharina Henje, Richard Levi, Maria Lindström
2014 Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology  
Citation for the original published paper (version of record): Stenberg, G., Henje, C., Levi, R., Lindström, M. (2016) Living with an electric wheelchair: the user perspective.  ...  Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 11(5): 385-394 http://dx. Abstract Purpose: To explore the experiences of using an electric wheelchair in daily living.  ...  Declarations of interest The study was supported by Permobil, but was conducted with complete independence. Permobil was not involved in any stage of the research process.  ... 
doi:10.3109/17483107.2014.968811 pmid:25270614 fatcat:6o7h3vcmxbdzzikpwovsasacry

Assistive technology and telecare to maintain independent living at home for people with dementia: the ATTILA RCT

Rebecca Gathercole, Rosie Bradley, Emma Harper, Lucy Davies, Lynn Pank, Natalie Lam, Anna Davies, Emma Talbot, Emma Hooper, Rachel Winson, Bethany Scutt, Victoria Ordonez Montano (+20 others)
2021 Health Technology Assessment  
Assistive technology and telecare have been promoted to manage the risks associated with independent living for people with dementia, but there is limited evidence of their effectiveness.  ...  Objectives This trial aimed to establish whether or not assistive technology and telecare assessments and interventions extend the time that people with dementia can continue to live independently at home  ...  Acknowledgements 83 Acknowledgements The ATTILA trial triallists group All authors assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the data and for the overall content and integrity of the  ... 
doi:10.3310/hta25190 pmid:33755548 fatcat:ifdx6daydvdh3cku4z2oetxtna

Which activities threaten independent living of elderly when becoming problematic: inspiration for meaningful service robot functionality

Sandra Bedaf, Gert Jan Gelderblom, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Hagen Lehmann, Hervé Michel, David Hewson, Farshid Amirabdollahian, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Luc de Witte
2013 Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology  
Conclusions: A distinct set of daily activities was identified that may threaten independent living, but no single activity could be selected as the main activity causing a loss of independence as it is  ...  In this paper an inventory of activities was made that threaten independent living of elderly when becoming problematic.  ...  Amsterdam, The Netherlands; University of Sienna, Italy; Maintien en Autonomie à Domicile des Personnes Agées, France; and  ... 
doi:10.3109/17483107.2013.840861 pmid:24083779 fatcat:gay5i4z3kvhn3cngdkcpomvdbi

Restoring Independent Living after Disability Using a Wearable Device: A Synergistic Physio-Neuro Approach to Leverage Neuroplasticity [chapter]

Subhasis Banerji, John Heng, Effie Chew, Christopher Wee Keong Kuah, Ling Zhao, Soh Yan Ming, Daphne Menezes, Ponvignesh Ponnusamy
2019 Assistive and Rehabilitation Engineering [Working Title]  
The number of people living with various grades of disability is now in excess of 1 billion.  ...  The results indicate that such a learning model is effective and promises to be an accessible and affordable solution for patients striving for independence.  ...  Our thanks also go out to the subjects who participated and the clinical teams at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National University Hospital, Singapore.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.86011 fatcat:g4hfad3vfrab7agzatdbz32noa
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