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Advancing Smart Home Awareness—A Conceptual Computational Modelling Framework for the Execution of Daily Activities of People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Life Supporting Technologies (LifeSTech), Superior Technical School of Telecommunication Engineers, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Sensors 2022, 22(1), 166; https://doi.org/10.3390/s22010166
Received: 22 October 2021 / Revised: 15 December 2021 / Accepted: 22 December 2021 / Published: 27 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Human-Computer Interaction in Smart Environments)
Utilizing context-aware tools in smart homes (SH) helps to incorporate higher quality interaction paradigms between the house and specific groups of users such as people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). One method of delivering these interaction paradigms acceptably and efficiently is through context processing the behavior of the residents within the SH. Predicting human behavior and uncertain events is crucial in the prevention of upcoming missteps and confusion when people with AD perform their daily activities. Modelling human behavior and mental states using cognitive architectures produces computational models capable of replicating real use case scenarios. In this way, SHs can reinforce the execution of daily activities effectively once they acquire adequate awareness about the missteps, interruptions, memory problems, and unpredictable events that can arise during the daily life of a person living with cognitive deterioration. This paper presents a conceptual computational framework for the modelling of daily living activities of people with AD and their progression through different stages of AD. Simulations and initial results demonstrate that it is feasible to effectively estimate and predict common errors and behaviors in the execution of daily activities under specific assessment tests. View Full-Text
Keywords: memory impairment; dementia; Alzheimer’s disease; smart homes; cognitive architecture; modelling; daily living activities memory impairment; dementia; Alzheimer’s disease; smart homes; cognitive architecture; modelling; daily living activities
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Liappas, N.; Teriús-Padrón, J.G.; García-Betances, R.I.; Cabrera-Umpiérrez, M.F. Advancing Smart Home Awareness—A Conceptual Computational Modelling Framework for the Execution of Daily Activities of People with Alzheimer’s Disease. Sensors 2022, 22, 166. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22010166

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Liappas N, Teriús-Padrón JG, García-Betances RI, Cabrera-Umpiérrez MF. Advancing Smart Home Awareness—A Conceptual Computational Modelling Framework for the Execution of Daily Activities of People with Alzheimer’s Disease. Sensors. 2022; 22(1):166. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22010166

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Liappas, Nikolaos, José G. Teriús-Padrón, Rebeca I. García-Betances, and María F. Cabrera-Umpiérrez. 2022. "Advancing Smart Home Awareness—A Conceptual Computational Modelling Framework for the Execution of Daily Activities of People with Alzheimer’s Disease" Sensors 22, no. 1: 166. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22010166

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