Using Unobtrusive Technology to Monitor Activities of Daily Living and Assess FunctionalityBy Glascock, Anthony; Kutzik, David; 2003 International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, p. 214
Publication Date: May 2004
Paper discusses the Activities of Daily Living Reporting System (ADLRS), which is utilized in order to monitor task-oriented behavior of individuals who are at risk for injuries in their homes due to disabilities. The ADLRS utilizes a system of unobtrusive electronic sensors, microprocessors, and wireless technologies to record, track, store, and analyze key functional behaviors, and then post the information to a PIN-protected secure website. The system is able to record the individual’s movement and interactions with objects in the environment, so no needs exist for invasive cameras, while the individual is not required to press any buttons. The authors contend that specific information formats can be tailored to meet the needs to family caregivers, case managers, physicians, and other health professionals so that the monitoring system can complement existing health plans and increase the peace of mind of all participants.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Successful Aging (RERC-Tech-Aging) (Website:http://www.phhp.ufl.edu/centers/rerc.htm)
Link to text: http://icadi.phhp.ufl.edu/2003/presentation.php?PresID=99