Study Design of an Environmental Smart Microphone System to Detect Anxiety in Patients with Dementia

Netzahualcoyotl Hernandez-Cruz, Matias Garcia-Constantino, Jessica Beltran-Marquez, Dagoberto Cruz-Sandoval, Irvin Hussein Lopez-Nava, Ian Cleland, Jesus Favela, CD Nugent, Andrew Ennis, Joseph Rafferty, Jonathan Synnott

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Abstract

Patients with dementia often suffer from stress episodes that escalate to anxiety. This paper presents a feasibility study of using environmental smart microphones to detect anxiety in patients with dementia. It is based on the identified auditory manifestations of anxiety. To have a better understanding of the anxiety manifestations in patients with dementia, 70 diagnosed patients were observed in-situ and 4 caregivers were interviewed. The design of an environmental smart microphone called AnxiCare has been developed and it is introduced. Feasibility interviews regarding the use of AnxiCare were conducted with caregivers at a care residence in Spain. Results from the observations, interviews and a preliminary validation are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPervasiveHealth'19: Proceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages383-388
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2019
EventPervasiveHealth 2019 - 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Trento, Italy, Trento, Italy
Duration: 20 May 201923 May 2019
Conference number: 13
https://pervasivehealth.eai-conferences.org/2019/

Conference

ConferencePervasiveHealth 2019 - 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
Abbreviated titlePervasiveHealth2019
CountryItaly
CityTrento
Period20/05/1923/05/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • Smart Microphones
  • Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Prototype Design

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