"The first practical session using the Philips DTI-2 wearable sensor was a big success", says organiser Yiannis Kompatsiaris. Eight SDTI-2 sensors were distributed among the groups of Summer School participants who tested them and examined their results on computers with the appropriate visualization software pre-installed.
The use of audiovisual methods for the assessment of dementia and its progression was presented in four talks. Demos with static RGB (conventional) cameras, RGB-D cameras and wearable GoPro cameras took place. Participants were able to test out the wearable GoPro camera which is used for localization, scene saliency detection and object recognition.
Even a small home-like environment was created with chairs and tables, where participants were able to perform ADLs recorded by RGB-D cameras that provided real time activity recognition results.
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The Dem@Care project (www.demcare.eu) is part of the 7th Framework Program. It aspires to contribute to the timely diagnosis, assessment, maintenance and promotion of self-independence of people with dementia, by deepening the understanding of how the disease affects their everyday life and behaviour.