Moving Telematics From the Laboratory to a Truly Enabling Technology Within the CommunityBy Glascock, Anthony P., PhD; Kutzik, David M., PhD; Toward a Human-Friendly Assistive Environment, Vol. 14, pp. 145-153
Publication Date: 2004
Paper discusses the design and development of the Everyday Living Monitoring System (ELMS), which consists of two main components: (1) a residential living system, which consists of motion detectors and a base station, and (2) a website that is used to process sensor data, which is converted to behavioral information with text and graphics for caregivers. The wireless motion detectors are Xanboo units, which combine a passive infrared motion detector with a wireless transmitter. Preliminary field tests conducted in a high rise assisted living center in New York City and independent households in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have demonstrated that ELMS is extremely reliable, produces valid information, and has been accepted by both users and their caregivers. The ELMS System was able to report activities such as waking time, bathroom falls, meal preparation, medication times, and overall health status. The system was developed by researchers at the Department of Culture and Communication at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number R08566