Secure monitoring for dementia patients

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There are several challenges for monitoring the patients with specific requirements such as people with dementia. For example, vascular dementia which is caused generally after stroke could result in serious conditions and change of behaviour such as wandering, loss of vision and speech. Although the nursing staff make sincere effort for taking care and monitoring of the patients, it is rare that a nursing staff is allocated to each patient. Hence even a minor lack of attention can lead to havoc situation if any of the patient is found to be missing. This results in high stress for the nursing staff and the hospital management. The aim of this work is to develop techniques for secure monitoring of dementia patients in hospital environments. Our model tracks the patients in real time and can generate alarms if the location of the patients is found to be suspicious. Furthermore, our model makes use of the existing infrastructures to minimize the cost of deployment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2014
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450324694
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event29th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2014 - Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 24 Mar 201428 Mar 2014


Other29th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2014
CountryKorea, Republic of

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    Tupakula, U., & Varadharajan, V. (2014). Secure monitoring for dementia patients. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2014 (pp. 14-19). New York: Association for Computing Machinery.