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Development of a portable sensorised handle for the objective assessment of the effectiveness and concordance of intervention plans in dementia

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posted on 28.09.2017 by Jianjia Ma, Massimiliano Zecca
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.

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Research partially supported by the HEFCE Catalyst grant and by the EESE startup grant.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

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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.

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2017

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9781509028092

ISSN

1558-4615

Language

en

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Jeju Island, South Korea

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