Meaghan's Minute: Smart Home Detect Disorders

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:46am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, the Tecnalia center for applied research has designed a system of sensors which when fitted in a home, allows a person's habits and activities to be monitored. Any changes in his/her habits and activities that could be a symptom of disorders relating to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's would be detected.

Through the use of sensors, the systems learns the user’s behavior by detecting them in different rooms, and identifying the activity that the person is doing, like preparing a meal, watching the TV while sitting on the sofa, or having a shower.

The system also enables people to receive assistance in carrying out everyday activities, by means of alarms or domestic robots. These devices could remind them that it is time for them to take their medication or to do some activity.

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