Journal article

CARE: Context-awareness for elderly care

Simon Klakegg, Kennedy Opoku Asare, Niels van Berkel, Aku Visuri, Eija Ferreira, Simo Hosio, Jorge Goncalves, Hanna-Leena Huttunen, Denzil Ferreira

Health and Technology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2020


AbstractWe present CARE, a context-aware tool for nurses in nursing homes. The system utilises a sensors infrastructure to quantify the behaviour and wellbeing (e.g., activity, mood, social and nurse interactions) of elderly residents. The sensor data is offloaded, processed and analysed in the cloud, to generate daily and long-term summaries of residents’ health. These insights are then presented to nurses via an Android tablet application. We aim to create a tool that can assist nurses and increase their awareness to residents’ needs. We deployed CARE in a local nursing home for two months and evaluated the system through a post-hoc exploratory analysis and interviews with the nurses. The ..

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Awarded by Academy of Finland

Awarded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

Funding Acknowledgements

Open access funding provided by University of Oulu including Oulu University Hospital. This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 286386-CPDSS, 285459-iSCIENCE, 304925-CARE, 313224-STOP, 316253-SENSATE), and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (645706-GRAGE)