Symbiosis: An innovative human-computer interaction environment for Alzheimer's support

Dimitris Mandiliotis, Kostas Toumpas, Katerina Kyprioti, Kiki Kaza, João Barroso, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis

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Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia diagnosed in people over 65 years of age. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death. As the disease advances, symptoms can include confusion, irritability and aggression, mood swings, trouble with language, and long-term memory loss. As the sufferer declines they often withdraw from family and society. Gradually, body functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. Current treatments only help with the symptoms of the disease. Following the vision of WHO and AD International for innovative approaches to AD, the system proposed here, namely Symbiosis, aims at creating a novel human-computer interaction (HCI) environment to facilitate, understand and incorporate the needs of the whole AD community (patients, caregivers and doctors).

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationUser and Context Diversity - 7th International Conference, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings
Pages123-132
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8010 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period21/07/1326/07/13

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's Community
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Augmented Reality
  • Cloud Database
  • EEG
  • GPS Tracking
  • Holistic Approach
  • Kinect Games
  • Novel Environment

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