People with Dementia, Alzheimer or Parkinson’s disease usually have a variety of problems to manage, so they often need a dedicated caregiver. As the disease progresses, the caregiver needs to dedicate much more time, as well as mental and physical effort.
Technology along with medical expertise can be used to assess the patients’ medical and cognitive status. This decreases the need of continuous presence of the caregiver and, at the same time, increasing the patient’s independence and quality of life.
Sensors and wearables along with social networking platforms can be used in order to manage patients’ profiles, generate medication recommendations and personalised care plans.
Two EU-funded projects - Caregiverspro-mmd and ICT4Life - are jointly organising the PEARL Workshop: Patient Data Acquisition, Analysis, Profiling and Personalised Care Plan, on 26-29 June 2018, in Corfu, Greece. This event will take place within the PETRA (PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments) 2018 conference.