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Title: Development of a portable sensorised handle for the objective assessment of the effectiveness and concordance of intervention plans in dementia
Authors: Ma, Jianjia
Zecca, Massimiliano
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: MA, J. and ZECCA, M., 2017. Development of a portable sensorised handle for the objective assessment of the effectiveness and concordance of intervention plans in dementia. Presented at the 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Jeju Island, South Korea, 11th-15th July 2017, pp. 2337-2340.
Abstract: Dementia is a global issue which is rising rapidly, with 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia in 2015. This number is expected to increase to 74.7 million by 2030. Some researches show that some kinds of exercises, such as resistance band exercises, would help to improve the memory and other abilities in patients with dementia. However, the true effectiveness of these activities is not really known due to the lack of objective assessment of efforts done during the long intervention time. Moreover, there is no way of measuring the actual activities performed by the patient without direct observation. As a consequence, it is impossible to measure the concordance between the patient and the therapist.
Description: © 2017 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Sponsor: Research partially supported by the HEFCE Catalyst grant and by the EESE startup grant.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037324
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26710
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037324
ISBN: 9781509028092
ISSN: 1558-4615
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