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Extended Aid to Alzheimer and Dementia Patients using Novel Wearable Technology

by Ashwini Dalvi, Dhruv Gada, Irfan Siddavatam
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 182 - Number 23
Year of Publication: 2018
Authors: Ashwini Dalvi, Dhruv Gada, Irfan Siddavatam

Ashwini Dalvi, Dhruv Gada, Irfan Siddavatam . Extended Aid to Alzheimer and Dementia Patients using Novel Wearable Technology. International Journal of Computer Applications. 182, 23 ( Oct 2018), 27-30. DOI=10.5120/ijca2018918028

@article{ 10.5120/ijca2018918028,
author = { Ashwini Dalvi, Dhruv Gada, Irfan Siddavatam },
title = { Extended Aid to Alzheimer and Dementia Patients using Novel Wearable Technology },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Oct 2018 },
volume = { 182 },
number = { 23 },
month = { Oct },
year = { 2018 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 27-30 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/ijca2018918028 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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In India, Alzheimer’s is becoming prevalent as the country continues to grow with the enormous population. Also, more than 4 million people in India suffer from some form of dementia [21]. The gravity of this situation makes Alzheimer's and Dementia disease an emergency mental health issue must to be addressed. Till now the research directions are directed towards enabling technology assistance for patients’ suffering with Alzheimer’s and Dementia in mainly two ways: Assisting in day to day life and Helping in memory recall and reinforcement. The third major challenge to be addressed is monitoring ‘Wandering Behavior’. It is observed in study that among many other challenges related to monitoring and offering care to Alzheimer's and Dementia patients, wandering behavior is the most challenging to manage. In this work, a wearable jacket for location tracking in order to keep track of patient is proposed. The objectives of proposed work are: Implement visual display for assistance, implement easy to carry and maintain wearable, aid caregiver and patient and offer user friendly interface

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Dementia Alzheimer wearable jacket location monitoring GPS tracker assistive technology mobile based technology wearable technology.