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AMACS

Automatic Monitoring of Activities Using Contactless Sensors

AMACS in an EraSME project whose goal is to develop and evaluate in real-life situations an ICT-based system that can automatically monitor the activities of daily living (ADLs) (sleeping, cooking, making a phone call,...) of elderly people living alone at home.

Objectives

AMACS develops and evaluates in real-life situations an ICT-based system that can automatically monitor the activities of daily living (ADLs) of elderly people living alone at home. Some examples of such activities are: sleeping, cooking, making a phone call, visiting the toilets, washing... The monitoring is based on measurements of various contactless sensors that are installed in the elderly person’s home environment: home security sensors (presence or motion detectors), sensors that measure the consumption of public utilities (electricity, water, gas) and video cameras. The goal of this project is to allow elderly people presenting age-related risks or pathologies (e.g. risk of fall, cognitive decline) to remain safely in their home environment for as long as possible.

Results

Together with the other Walloon partners, CETIC is in charge of the definition, design and development of the exchange platform which collects the information about ADLs and changes in seniors’ behaviour and adequately communicates this information to the senior citizens, their medical records and their caregivers (including the general practitioner and the visiting nurse). They also implement the adaptations of software solutions used by the general practitioner and the nurse to take into account this extra information.

The prototype is evaluated in real-life situations, i.e. based on the measurements done in the living quarters of a few senior citizens.

Added Value

The project results can be of interest for companies providing ICT services in the healthcare sector and in particular those proposing health telemonitoring systems.

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