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Enshaeifar, Shirin, Barnaghi, Payam, Skillman, Severin, Markides, Andreas, Elsaleh, Tarek, Acton, Thomas, Nilforooshan, Ramin and Rostill, H (2018) Internet of Things for Dementia Care IEEE Internet Computing, 22 (1). pp. 8-17.

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In this paper we discuss a technical design and an ongoing trial that is being conducted in the UK, called Technology Integrated Health Management (TIHM). TIHM uses Internet of Things (IoT) enabled solutions provided by various companies in a collaborative project. The IoT devices and solutions are integrated in a common platform that supports interoperable and open standards. A set of machine learning and data analytics algorithms generate notifications regarding the well-being of the patients. The information is monitored around the clock by a group of healthcare practitioners who take appropriate decisions according to the collected data and generated notifications. In this paper we discuss the design principles and the lessons that we have learned by co-designing this system with patients, their carers, clinicians, and also our industry partners. We discuss the technical design of TIHM and explain why user-centred and human-experience should be an integral part of the technological design.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Acton, Thomas
Rostill, H
Date : 23 January 2018
DOI : 10.1109/MIC.2018.112102418
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Uncontrolled Keywords : Internet of Things (IoT), Integrated Systems, Healthcare, Dementia.
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 28 Jul 2017 14:06
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:54

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