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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter November 26, 2020

Contactless Interactive Fall Detection and Sleep Quality Estimation for Supporting Elderly with Incipient Dementia

  • Roman Siedel EMAIL logo , Tobias Scheck , Ana C. Perez Grassi , Julian B. Seuffert , André Apitzsch , Jingrui Yu , Norbert Nestler , Danny Heinz , Lars Lehmann , Anne Goy and Gangolf Hirtz


In recent years, the demographic change in conjunction with a lack of professional caregivers led to retirement homes reaching capacity. The Alzheimer Disease International stated that over 50 million people suffered from dementia in 2019 worldwide and twice the amount will presumably be effected in 2030. The field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) tackles this problem by facilitating technical system-aided everyday life. AUXILIA is such an AAL system and does not only support elderly people with dementia in an early phase, but also monitors their activities to provide behaviour analysis results for care attendants, relatives and physicians. Moreover, the system is capable of recognizing emergency situations like human falls. Furthermore, sleep quality estimation is employed to be able to draw conclusions about the current behaviour of an affected person. This article presents the current development state of AUXILIA.

Published Online: 2020-11-26
Published in Print: 2020-09-01

© 2020 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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