Dem@Care article accepted for publication in the Frontiers journal Aging in Neuroscience

The paper on "Ecological Assessment of Autonomy in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living in Dementia Patients by the means of An Automatic Video Monitoring System" authored by the Dem@Care consortium (Alexandra König Carlos Crispim-Junior Alvaro Gomez Uria Covella, Francois Bremond, Alexandre Derreumaux, Gregory Bensadoun, Renaud David, Frans Verhey, Pauline Aalten and Philippe Robert) has been accepted for publication in the in the Frontiers journal Aging in Neuroscience. 

You may click the link to read the abstract and find out more:

Dem@Care Symposium in AAIC 2015

Screen Shot 2015 04 07 at 10.54.09 AMOur submitted Featured Research Session about the Dem@Care project with the Symposium Title : Innovative Analytics for Assessment and Monitoring of People with Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment has been accepted in this year Alzheimer's Association International Conference.

The symposium will be chaired 
by Prof Philippe Robert and will take place on Monday, July 20, 2015: 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM under the 'Dementia Care Research and Practice Track' in Washington D.C..

Focused sessions on Alzheimer’s and dementia attract 5,000 attendees from over 70 countries for discussion and networking during this conference. More than 90 sessions and 475 presentations are expected that focus on basic science, dementia care research and practice, imaging, technology and more.

Two new journal papers accepted for publication

We are happy to announce that two new journal papers have been accepted. The first one on "Automatic speech analysis for the assessment of pre-demented and Alzheimer patients" authored by Alexandra König et al, has been accepted for publication in Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring Journal.

The second, on "Validation of an Automatic Video Monitoring System for the Detection of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living in Dementia Patients" authored by König A, Crispim Junior CF, Derreumaux A, Bensadoun G, Petit PD, Bremond F, David R, Verhey F, Aalten P, Robert P. has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (Impact Factor 2014: 3.612). You may click here to find more information



DEMLAB - Dem@Care Lab Ontology for Dementia Assessment

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The Dem@Care Lab Ontology for Dementia Assessement has been integrated in the Linked Open Vocabularies (LOV) dataset, enabling its sharing and reuse by other datasets in the Linked Data Cloud (a human-readable description of the vocabulary is available here). The ontology has been developed in the framework of the Dem@Care project for representing the experimentation protocol towards diagnostic support and assessment of Dementia in a controlled environment. The aim of the protocol is to provide a brief overview of their health status of the participants during consultation (cognition, behaviours and function), and to correlate the system (sensor) data with the data collected using typical dementia care assessment tools.

Ontology-based Activity Recognition Ontology, Datasets and Algorithms

The ontology, a sample dataset and the methods for the ontology-based activity recognition component, as employed in DemaWare2, are provided here, for free usage. Interested parties can use the data for benchmarking, reproducing or results or extending the ontology to build their own solutions. In detail we provide:

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Accepted paper at ISWC 2014, Trentino, Italy

The paper on "Knowledge-driven Activity Recognition and Segmentation Using Context Connections" authored by CERTH (Georgios Meditskos, Efstratios Kontopoulos and Ioannis Kompatsiaris) has been accepted to the research track of the International Semantic Web Conference 2014, which will be held in Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy, 19-23 October 2014 (acceptance rate: 21.1% / 180 full submissions, 29 accepted, 9 conditionally accepted).

Assessing the personal and societal impact of the Dem@Care system

A challenge for any Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technology project is determining the personal and societal impact achieved by the project. The Dem@Care team have proposed a methodology for assessing and measuring the impact that Dem@Care has on the lives of the many stakeholders involved in the care of people with dementia, the socio-economic benefits, and the expected scientific impact on the clinical and technical state-of-the-art. This methodology is based on understanding current dementia care practices, the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in dementia care, and on the evaluation of the first Dem@Care pilot. Read more about our approach here

Seminar talk on “Wearable activity/context sensing: sensors, opportunism, and scale”, by Prof. D. Roggen

Wearable computing is a shift in computing paradigm. Computers are no longer machines separate from the persons using them. Instead, they are an unobtrusive extension of our very bodies, providing us with additional ubiquitous sensing, feedback and computational capabilities. This opens new possibilities: context-aware smart-assistants that react to our activities, emotions, or social interactions to provide just-in-time assistance.

Dem@Care in AAIC 2014®, July 12 in Copenhagen

The Dem@Care project will be presented on 12th July in Alzheimer’s Association International Conference - AAIC 2014®, in Copenhagen by Alexandra König, CoBTeK Cognition Behaviour Technology - Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis.

In AAIC 2014®, thousands of researchers from more than 60 countries will gather to reveal the latest study results, theories and discoveries bringing the world closer to breakthroughs in dementia science.


Dem@Care will be presented in 2014 eHealth Forum Athens May 12-14

Dem@Care will be presented in 2014 eHealth Forum Athens May 12-14 with a talk on "Multi­-parametric monitoring for timely assessment and self­-independence of people with dementia" in May in Athens, by Dr. Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Project Coordinator.

2014 eHealth Forum is organised by the Greek Presidency in cooperation with the European Commission, the eHealth Forum 2014 brings together a High-Level eHealth Experts’ Conference on European Priorities, the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP AHA). The event will provide a unique forum for the exchange of experience, good practices innovation and mutual support.


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