An AI-system that can be integrated into existing technologies, such as smartwatches, to support people living with dementia to perform activities of daily living and prolong independent living at home. This solution by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, Carnegie Mellon University, and LUCA School of Arts was selected as one of the semi-finalists discovery award winners by the Longitude Prize on Dementia.
Each of the 24 semi-finalists receives £80k grants as part of the overall £4m Longitude Prize on Dementia, driving the co-creation of personalised technologies to help people living with dementia enjoy independent and fulfilled lives.
The awarded solution proposed by the team consists of a ubiquitous, modular, artificial intelligence-powered human activity recognition solution, including a smartwatch and a smartphone app for people with dementia, a desktop app for formal and informal caregivers, and a repository of procedural tasks that can be actively, automatically, and continuously tailored to individuals.
The Longitude Prize on Dementia is funded by Alzheimer’s Society and Innovate UK and delivered by Challenge Works.
More about the prize at https://dementia.longitudeprize.org.