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Recognising activities of daily life through the usage of everyday objects around the home

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2 Author(s)
Naeem, U. ; Sch. of Electron. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Queen Mary Univ. of London, London, UK ; Bigham, J.

The integration of RFID sensors into everyday products has become a widespread solution for increasing efficiency in supply chain management. This has also led to a way of being able to monitor everyday activities in the home based on when and how these products are used, which is less intrusive than other monitoring approaches such as visual based systems. Monitoring activities in a home environment can be seen as a good way of analyzing behavior and tracking functional decline among elderly people. This paper describes a hierarchal approach for activity recognition using object usage data generated by everyday products used around the home. The motivation of this work is to allow people with early Alzheimer's disease to have additional years of independent living before the disease reaches a stage where the person is fully dependable on someone else.

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Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2009. PervasiveHealth 2009. 3rd International Conference on

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1-3 April 2009

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