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Title Monitoring System for Patients with Cognitive Impairment Using Mobile Devices
Author Helder Zagalo, Paulo Dias, Volodymyr Kuprych, Miguel Rodrigues, Marco Ventura, Amorim Paula, Margalho Paulo, Beatriz Sousa Santos
Booktitle 1st Workshop on Technology-Enabled Health, Rehabilitation and Wellness, CISTI'2019 - 14th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, Coimbra
Month June
Year 2019
Group Information Systems and Processing
Group (before 2015)
Indexed by ISI No
Scope International

The identification, monitoring, tracking and locating of patients with cognitive impairment in healthcare institutions has always been a serious problem for these institutions. Most solutions adopted until today rely mainly on human resources and on very simple manual techniques, like, e.g., putting stickers on the patients’ clothes. This paper addresses this problem describing a software solution based on the use of mobile devices, as smartphones, smartwatches, and identification tags all linked to an information system. This work was done in close collaboration with a national public rehabilitation hospital center to really understand the underlying problems, to identify the main requirements and challenges, and to help in the testing and validation process. The final prototype demonstrated the viability of the solution and that it could be deployed in a real set-up without significant effort.