A wearable NFC wristband to locate dementia patients through a participatory sensing system

Johnson Chao Sheng Huang, Yin Tzu Lin, Joseph Kwong Leung Yu, Kan Liu, Yau Hwang Kuo

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Abstract

We present an innovative, easy-to-use, systematic rapid alert system that uses low-cost mobile sensing to locate dementia patients. Using near field communication tag embedded wristbands, people who find individuals wearing the wristband can provide their GPS location to determine the best response using the features of the proposed system. These features include notifying related service center personnel, nearby police departments, and family members. This will improve the current process of finding missing dementia patients significantly. A pilot program is currently underway in two cities in Taiwan and will be expanded to a national service in 2015.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2015
EditorsWai-Tat Fu, Prabhakaran Balakrishnan, Sanda Harabagiu, Fei Wang, Jaideep Srivatsava
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages208-212
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467395489
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 8
Event3rd IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2015 - Dallas, United States
Duration: 2015 Oct 212015 Oct 23

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2015

Other

Other3rd IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2015
CountryUnited States
CityDallas
Period15-10-2115-10-23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Informatics

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